Lot: 24

Shell money "yar"

Micronesia, Caroline Islands, Yap

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
American Private Collection H: 11.2 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR

shell, coconut fiber, wire,

The inhabitants of Yap are known for their stone money "rai", which is sometimes larger than a man. More common was pearl shell money, which was exchanged for many things and also served as a dowry.