Stones of Yap - Carolina Islands Money - Micronesia

L888-CS-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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Era Actual Craftsmanship
State Distressed
Style Curiosities
Dimensions : 17 cm x 23 cm x 15 cm
Weight : 15 kg
Reference : L888-CS-BDIV78

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