Malekula 17

Spiral-shaped pigs tusk from a c. 20-year old pig. It has a high ceremonial value and the triple spiral is called TAL VA GHA RUGH. The tusk was given to Queen Elizabeth of England on Vanuatus independence day in 1980, and she deposited it directly in the Cultural Centre and Museum in Port Vila. The tusk can today also be seen on Vanuatu's national flag. Vanuatu 1984. Photo: Göran Burenhult.

Malekula 17