Stones of Yap - Carolina Islands Money - Micronesia

L888-OD-BDIV78

3 Items

100,00 €

The yap (yap "Rai" for the north, yap "Fai" for the southern part of the island) is a mini monetary system of the Yap Islands, Micronesia.
The stones of Yap are the origin of large round stones similar to millstones, with a hole in the middle, the size of which can range from 8 centimeters to 4 meters in diameter. They are cut from a material composed of aragonite and calcite.
Broken, these stones no longer have any value. The inhabitants of Yap, in order not to risk breaking them during a perilous transport, leave the heaviest in the same place and mentally note to whom the stone belongs.

Material: stone
Provenance: Carolina Islands, Micronesia

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Product Informations Tel: +33(0) 160 440 129 or contact@arteslonga.com
Era Actual Arts and crafts
State Distressed
Style Curiosities
Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 17 cm x 23 cm x 15 cm
Weight with packaging/protection and pallet if necessary: 15 Kg
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