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. The coat of arms was approved by the Royal College of Heralds in 1976.