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Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua money, pendant of whale tooth tied to a string of twisted pandanus leaf: Polynesian, Fiji

Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua money, sperm whale tooth suspended on string, used as currency in the Fiji Islands: Polynesian, Fiji

Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua money, sperm whale tooth with a bunch of thin, black creeper-stems attached to one end: Polynesian, Fiji

Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua money, whale tooth ornament and exchange item, consisting of a reddened sperm whale tooth with square-plaited, openwork coconut leaf tie: Polynesian, Fiji, late 19th century

Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua money, sperm whale tooth fitted with a loop of plaited sinnet for suspension: Polynesian, Fiji

Murex shell Murex shell

Murex shell, formerly used by Fijians as tambua: Polynesian, Fiji

Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua, traditional ceremonial gift, of woven vegetable fibre and sperm whale ivory, made for the tourist trade: Polynesian, Fiji, c. 1970

Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua money, sperm whale tooth suspended on string of purple and yellow fibre: Polynesian, Fiji, Matuku

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