Fiji's Treasured Culture: Highlighting the collections of Museum Victoria

SEARCH RESULTS: TOPIC: Historical (photographs) / OBJECT: Tabua

Tabua Whale tooth ornament Whale tooth ornament Photograph of Tabua presentation Chief with Tabua and Barkcloth


A tabua is here displayed at the Royal visit to Fiji in 1953. Note the white cowries, which may be worn only by those of chiefly rank.
Reg. Number: P 33.9 1, Fiji Museum
Fiji Museum photograph
Photograph of a man holding a Tabua
© Museum Victoria Australia