Fully Curved Boar Tusk

Title

Fully Curved Boar Tusk

Description

A fully curved boar tusk, discoloured white with dark striations on the outer circle. The tip of the inner circle has been broken off.

Publisher

SJBS

Format

C: 0.34
Bone

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Vanuatu, Pentecost Island

Abstract

The Turaga nation indigenous movement based on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, uses fully curved boar tusks as a unit of currency as part of the traditional kastom economy. One curved tusk equals one Livatu and one dyed woven mat is worth up to half a Livatu. One Livatu is the equivalent of around 115 GBP

Files

L-TMM-0009.JPG

Citation

“Fully Curved Boar Tusk,” Joseph Banks Centre, accessed January 25, 2022, https://hsjbs.omeka.net/items/show/59.

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