Pendants (3), boar tusks, Fiji, c. 1890

Made c 1890

Pendants (3), boar tusks, Fiji, c. 1890

Summary

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Pendants (3), boar tusks, Fiji, c. 1890

Production

The pig's top 2 incisor teeth are removed and thus the lower teeth continue to grow without resistance. The most prized tooth is one which spirals several times and these are often worn by warriors. A tooth was presented to Queen Elizabeth II from the people of Vanuatu which spiralled 3 times. These teeth were banked and used as currency in Vanuatu and Fiji.
c 1890

Source

Source unknown
4 March, 1992

Cite this Object

Pendants (3), boar tusks, Fiji, c. 1890 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/123086>
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