Mombasa Tusks, Kenya - Mombasa Tusks- Emblematic Representations


The Mombasa “Tusks” are emblematic representations of entrance into the heart of the city. The tusks were constructed to honour the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the town in 1952, as they lay straight on the path from the harbour to the town. Ivory was considered to be the beautiful commodity during the time, and in essence the tusks were meant to embrace the Queen and the British Empire into the city and within its social structure. Coincidentally the tusks also implied the letter “M” for Mombasa.Mombasa Tusks beautify the entrance to the centre of the town of Mombasa.

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