This Item was Sold on 3 May 2011
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This set of 2 matching tusks were taken from a wild pig (boar) in Indonesia. It is common practice for the indigenous peoples throughout Indonesia and Polynesia to wear the tusks of wild pigs that they killed. There are no drilled holes and the tusks have not been filed down. The ends of each tusk are worn flat where they rubbed against the opposing tusks. There are hairline cracks over the hollow root section on the inside of each tusk. This is natural and normal. The hollow root section is usually removed before mounting with wrapped wire. Length = 11-12 cm ; Weight = 66 gm