Per fess, the chief Azure, a Maneapa standing on a grassy ground, all proper, the base Barry wavy of nine Or and Azure; and a bordure Or, charged with eight Banana leaves alternating with eight Coaches proper.
The coat of arms of Tuvalu is a shield with a golden border, which is decorated in a pattern with eight mussels and eight banana leaves. The shield itself shows a hut beneath a blue sky on green grounds. Beneath the ground are stylised depictions in blue and gold of ocean waves.
Beneath the shield stands a banner with the Tuvaluan inscription “Tuvalu mo te Atua”, which translates "Tuvalu for the Almighty". This inscription additionally serves as the title of the Tuvaluan national anthem.