CURRENCY Vanuatu, Oceania First half of the 20th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Vanuatu, Oceania
    First half of the 20th century
    Pig tooth
    H .: 10.5; W.: 9.5 cm

    This heavily curved pig tooth coin also served as a bracelet. We owe this particular and unnatural shape to a treatment while the pig is alive: its two upper canines are removed to allow its lower incisors to evolve.
    In Vanuatu, the pig is a prestigious animal. Also, its tusks were used as currency. The more rounded and curved they were, the more valuable they were.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref: 95RD63XUS5

    Style Tribal Art (Tribal art of Tribal Art Style)
    Century 20th century (Tribal art 20th century)
    Materials Bone
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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