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According to Lucien Philippe 1999, the Royal standard of Sigave represents a palm flanked by two spears. The palm is the symbol of a small braided basket, which contained the remains of teeth and jaws of the founding ancestor of a lineage (source: Ethno-archéologie des îles Futuna et Alefi, by D. Frimigacci).
Ivan Sache, 29 June 1999