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Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0001   CAS 2017-0002-0001; Adze
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Adze
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Shell (Tridacna sp.); Coconut husk fiber
Description Hafted adze consisting of an elongated Tridacna shell that has been cut down, ground smooth overall and thinned to a rounded cutting edge on its distal end; Proximal end is hafted to a wooden handle that has been cut from a tree branch and includes a V-notch, with the branch itself serving as the adze handle and the portion above the V-notch (from the trunk of the tree) serving as the support for the adze blade, which is positioned against the wood and then secured with plant fiber cordage.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 37.9, Thickness = 9.5, Length = 74.4

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0002   CAS 2017-0002-0002; Spear
Category Ceremonial Items
Object Name Spear
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Pigment
Description Long ceremonial spear, carved from a single piece of wood, with a cylindrical shaft that accounts for approximately one third of the spear's total length and expands gradually from the proximal end to its maximum diameter at the spear's midpoint; The distal end is carved in a series of seven sets of barbs of graduated size, which extend downward towards shaft from the pointed tip; Barbed ends have been painted black, and a simple black geometric design decorates the portion of shaft below the barbs; The proximal end has been carved to a fluted and spindle-shaped point; Proximal end is also primarily painted black interspersed with undyed bands.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 3.7, Length = 135.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0003   CAS 2017-0002-0003; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone: limestone
Description Small replica of currency representing traditional hereditary currency discs that are carved from large pieces of limestone; This example is also carved from stone and possibly created out of a broken section of a full-sized piece; Carved into a round disk that is biconvex in cross-section, with a slightly raised area in the center of each face; A single hole has been drilled through the center; Color is marbled off-white.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 3.9, Max Diam = 17.6

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0004   CAS 2017-0002-0004; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone: limestone
Description Small replica of currency representing traditional hereditary currency discs that are carved from large pieces of limestone; This example is also carved from stone and possibly created out of a broken section of a full-sized piece; Carved into an oval disk that is biconvex in cross-section, with a slightly raised area in the center of each face; A single hole has been drilled through the center; Color is marbled off-white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 11.4, Thickness = 2.5, Length = 13.1

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0005   CAS 2017-0002-0005; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera); Coconut husk fiber; Resin
Description Currency created from a piece of black-lipped pearl oyster shell from which portions have been cut off from each side, forming a roughly rectangular shape; Coconut fiber cords have been woven into a handle, secured to the narrower end of the shell; Fibers tapers and ends in loose fibers exposed as fringe; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.4, Width = 9.1, Length = ca. 39.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0006   CAS 2017-0002-0006; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Gold-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber
Description Currency created from nearly complete half of gold-lipped clam shell from which a very small portion has been cut off from one side; Single hole has been drilled through the hinge end of shell and a loop of coconut husk fiber cordage has been passed through it, then enclosed within a bundle of loose coconut fibers, and the whole bundle has been coil-wrapped with more cordage; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.7, Width = 21.1, Length = 22.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0007   CAS 2017-0002-0007; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Gold-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber
Description Currency created from nearly complete half of gold-lipped clam shell from which a very small portion has been cut off from one side; Single hole has been drilled through the hinge end of shell and a loop of coconut husk fiber cordage has been passed through it, then enclosed within a bundle of loose coconut fibers, and the whole bundle has been coil-wrapped with more cordage; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.4, Width = 21.0, Length = 23.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0008   CAS 2017-0002-0008; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Gold-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber
Description Currency created from nearly complete half of gold-lipped clam shell from which a small portion has been cut off from each side; Single hole has been drilled through the hinge end of shell and a loop of coconut husk fiber cordage has been passed through it, then enclosed within a bundle of loose coconut fibers, and the whole bundle has been coil-wrapped with more cordage; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.9, Width = 19.0, Length = 20.1

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0009   CAS 2017-0002-0009; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Gold-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber
Description Currency created from nearly complete half of gold-lipped clam shell from which a small portion has been cut off from each side; Single hole has been drilled through the hinge end of shell and a loop of coconut husk fiber cordage has been passed through it, then enclosed within a bundle of loose coconut fibers, and the whole bundle has been coil-wrapped with more cordage; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.2, Width = 16.6, Length = 20.6

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0010   CAS 2017-0002-0010; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera); Coconut husk fiber
Description Series of five pieces of currency strung together; Each piece is constructed from one half of a black-lipped pearl oyster shell; Four of the shells have had a small portion cut off from each side, the fifth shell being intact; Each shell has a single hole drilled through the hinge end, and a loop of coconut husk fiber cordage has been passed through it; The cordage has been coil-wrapped with more cordage and attached to a long piece of coil-wrapped, coconut husk fiber cordage; This cordage terminates at one end of the series with a shell, the other end is looped back upon itself; Two of the shells have detached from the series; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), currency such as this functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 206.5, Thickness = 3.0, Length = ca. 22.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0011   CAS 2017-0002-0011; Belt
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Belt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clam shell; Coconut shell (?); Turtle shell; Hibiscus fiber
Description Woman’s belt comprising nine side-by-side strands of small white shell disk beads and dark brown coconut shell or turtle shell disk beads, all strung on hibiscus fiber cordage; Beads are strung in alternating brown and white blocks of color, separated by long, narrow turtle shell spacer bars, to form geometric patterns; At each end, the hibiscus fibers on which the beads are strung become warp fibers and are woven in a twining technique using additional hibiscus fibers as the wefts, forming a small triangular area before the warp fibers are again recombined into three groups which are then braided together to form long end ties; Near the end of each tie, the fibers are tied off, leaving the remaining fibers as short fringe; According to original accession entry for similar piece (CAS 0477), this type of belt is worn for prestige and as a display of wealth.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 4.7, Thickness = 0.8, Length = ca. 127.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0012   CAS 2017-0002-0012; Belt
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Belt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clam shell; Coconut shell (?); Turtle shell; Coconut shell husk
Description Woman’s belt comprising nine side-by-side strands of small white shell disk beads and dark brown coconut shell or turtle shell disk beads, all strung on coconut shell husk fiber cordage; Beads are strung in alternating brown and white blocks of color, separated by long, narrow turtle shell spacer bars, to form geometric patterns; At each end, the fiber cordage is woven loosely together, forming a small triangular area before being combined into three groups which are then braided together to form long end ties; Near the end of each tie, the fibers are tied off, leaving the remaining fibers as fringe; According to original accession entry for similar piece (CAS 0477), this type of belt is worn for prestige and as a display of wealth.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 4.7, Thickness = 0.9, Length = ca. 123.5

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0013   CAS 2017-0002-0013; Belt
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Belt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Coconut shell; Clam shell; Coconut shell husk
Description Belt composed of double strand of large, brown, coconut shell disk beads, all of roughly the same size; Sections of brown shell beads are divided by larger, rectangular white clam shell beads which span the length of the double strand; Four white clam shell disk beads are clustered together on one strand near the proximal end; Ends have additional rectangular beads of both clam and coconut shell, and are knotted together to form continuous strand.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.6, Thickness = 0.9, Length = 69.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0014   CAS 2017-0002-0014; Belt
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Belt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Metal; Plant fiber
Description Belt composed of cowrie shells strung together on metal attachment chains; Metal chains attached to shells with plant fiber cordage glued into crevice of shell; Shells are clustered in groups of four, connected together at the narrow ends; The wider ends are paired together, creating an X-like pattern; Belt fastener is a two-piece, thin, square metal plate with a small hook extending for clasp closure; Both pieces of fastener have rounded ends with incised lines along edges.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 4.1, Thickness = 1.1, Length = 69.5

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0015   CAS 2017-0002-0015; Headband
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Headband
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Conus; Plant fiber; Dye
Description Headband composed of single strand of conus shells attached to flat, plant fiber band; Band composed of parallel strips of undyed fiber wrapped with green dyed fibers forming a chevron-like pattern; Shells have had a hole drilled into the narrow end and and thus sewn to the band adjacent to one another.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 7.5, Thickness = 1.2, Length = ca. 28.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0016   CAS 2017-0002-0016; Headband
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Headband
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Conus; Plant fiber; Dye
Description Headband composed of single strand of conus shells attached to flat, plant fiber band; Band composed of parallel strips of undyed fiber wrapped with green and pink dyed fibers forming a chevron-like pattern; Shells have had a hole drilled into the narrow end and and thus sewn to the band adjacent to one another.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 7.0, Thickness = 1.0, Length = ca. 26.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0017   CAS 2017-0002-0017; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae) and gastropod; Nylon string
Description Shell necklace comprised of small, brown and white gastropod shells strung together; Thirteen clusters of six cowrie shells creating a floral designs are evenly spread around the necklace.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 8.0, Thickness = ca. 2.5, Length = ca. 49.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0018   CAS 2017-0002-0018; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae) and Conus; Nylon string
Description Shell necklace comprised primarily of single brown and white conus shells strung together end-to-end; Eight clusters of cowrie shells grouped into fours creating a floral designs are spread around the necklace, with two clusters close together near the end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 5.0, Thickness = ca. 1.0, Length = ca. 47.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0019   CAS 2017-0002-0019; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: spiny oyster (Spondylus sp.) ?; Coconut shell; Coconut husk fiber
Description Very long, single strand necklace comprised mostly of small, irregularly shaped, orange shell disc beads separated by small coconut shell disc beads; Tabular, roughly triangular orange shell pendant beads of graduated sizes are spaced at regular intervals, with largest pendant at distal end; Strung on 2-ply coconut cordage; Ends of cordage are knotted together to form continuous strand, with white and very dark blue spherical glass beads, red shell disk beads, and rectangular orange shell bead strung at the knot.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 8.0, Thickness = ca. 3.0, Length = ca. 76.5

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0020   CAS 2017-0002-0020; Armband
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Armband
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Conus
Description Armband made from a large conus shell whose proximal and distal ends have both been completely removed, along with the entire interior structure and approximately one-quarter of the side, leaving only one complete ring of shell at its widest point and most of the outermost section of the original shell; All cut edges have been ground smooth; Traditionally, this type of ornament was worn on one’s lower arm near the elbow, but only by men of a certain class.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 9.6, Length = 11.5

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0021   CAS 2017-0002-0021; Armband
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Armband
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Conus
Description Armband made from a large conus shell whose proximal and distal ends have both been completely removed, along with the entire interior structure and approximately one-quarter of the side, leaving only one complete ring of shell at its widest point and most of the outermost section of the original shell; All cut edges have been ground smooth; Traditionally, this type of ornament was worn on one’s lower arm near the elbow, but only by men of a certain class.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 11.0, Length = 14.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0022   CAS 2017-0002-0022; Bracelet
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Conus
Description Narrow, circular band bracelet made by removing the entire upper portion from a bivalve shell and grinding and polishing the cut edges very smooth; Except for being polished, the bracelet is completely undecorated.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.0, Max Diam = 7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0023   CAS 2017-0002-0023; Bracelet
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Conus
Description Narrow, circular band bracelet made by removing the entire upper portion from a bivalve shell and grinding and polishing the cut edges very smooth; Except for being polished, the bracelet is completely undecorated.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.9, Max Diam = 7.3

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0024   CAS 2017-0002-0024; Bracelet
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Conus
Description Narrow, circular band bracelet made by removing the entire upper portion from a bivalve shell and grinding and polishing the cut edges very smooth; Except for being polished, the bracelet is completely undecorated.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.9, Max Diam = 7.2

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0025   CAS 2017-0002-0025; Bracelet
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Metal; Plant fiber
Description Bracelet of cowrie shells strung together on metal attachment chains; Metal chains attached to shells with plant fiber cordage glued into crevice of shell; Center design is a cluster of four cowrie shells in a floral-like pattern; Three single cowrie shells are strung on either end of the center design.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 4.5, Thickness = 1.1, Length = 20.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0026   CAS 2017-0002-0026; Bracelet
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Turtle shell (tortoiseshell)
Description Bracelet fashioned from a very narrow strip of turtle shell that is tapered at each end and then probably steamed and bent into circular shape; Entire piece has been polished smooth.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 5.3, Length = 0.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0027   CAS 2017-0002-0027; Bracelet
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Turtle shell (tortoiseshell)
Description Bracelet fashioned from a narrow strip of turtle shell that is tapered at each end and then probably steamed and bent into circular shape; Entire piece has been polished smooth.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 5.8, Length = 2.2

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0028   CAS 2017-0002-0028; Comb / hair ornament
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Comb / hair ornament
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Turtle shell (tortoiseshell)
Description Hair comb fashioned from rectangular piece of turtle shell that has been highly polished on both faces; 19 teeth averaging 5 cm in length are cut along lower edge, while upper edge is cut into decorative scalloped shape; Entire comb has been steamed and bent into concave shape.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 9.4, Thickness = 0.2, Length = 4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0029   CAS 2017-0002-0029; Comb / hair ornament
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Comb / hair ornament
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Plant fiber
Description Hair comb made from thin bamboo strips that are attached together at the center with fiber binding; Beyond the bound area, the bamboo strips splay outward to form the comb's very long teeth; Two sets of brown and undyed fibers bind the teeth decoratively as they expand outward; On opposite end, the strips are cut off evenly except for the two center strips and two on each outer end which extend outward; Center pair of distal ends are broken off, one at the base, one halfway; One pair of outer distal ends are broken off at base.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 9.3, Thickness = 0.8, Length = 36.8

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0030   CAS 2017-0002-0030; Comb / hair ornament
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Comb / hair ornament
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood
Description Hair comb made from thin bamboo strips that are attached together at the center and held together with 4 bamboo pegs; Beyond the pegged area, the bamboo strips splay outward to form the comb's very long teeth; On opposite end, the strips are cut off evenly near the center, except for the two center strips and one on each outer end which extend outward; Center pair of distal ends are broken off near tip; Both outer distal ends are broken off.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 9.7, Thickness = 0.7, Length = 36.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0031   CAS 2017-0002-0031; Comb / hair ornament
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Comb / hair ornament
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood
Description Hair comb made from thin bamboo strips that are attached together at the center and held together with 3 bamboo pegs; Beyond the pegged area, the bamboo strips splay outward to form the comb's very long teeth; On opposite end, the strips are cut off evenly near the center, except for the two center strips and two on each outer end which extend outward; Center pair of distal ends are broken off near tip; One pair of side distal ends are broken off near base.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 7.9, Thickness = 0.9, Length = 46.8

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0032   CAS 2017-0002-0032; Fan
Category Basketry; Tools & Implements
Object Name Fan
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Handheld fan, of narrow pandanus fiber strips woven primarily in simple plaiting (over one, under one) technique; Center circular area incorporates a horizontal brown and reddish-brown design and has a superimposed border of reddish-brown and undyed strips; Wide exterior border of brown and undyed strips surrounds the circle; Handle is made from flat piece of wood that has been completely wrapped in dark brown and undyed fibers fibers woven into geometric designs; Short plant fiber string looped through the end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 22.0, Thickness = 0.7, Length = 30.3

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0033   CAS 2017-0002-0033; Fan
Category Basketry; Tools & Implements
Object Name Fan
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Handheld fan, of narrow pandanus fiber strips woven primarily in simple plaiting (over one, under one) technique; Center circular area incorporates a horizontal brown and red design and has a superimposed border of greyish-brown and undyed strips; Wide exterior border of dark brown, greyish-brown and undyed strips surrounds the circle; Handle is made from flat piece of wood that has been completely wrapped in dark brown, red and undyed fibers fibers woven into triangular designs.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 23.5, Thickness = 0.7, Length = 39.6

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0034   CAS 2017-0002-0034; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Overall pattern consists of alternating undyed and dyed red and black bands; Three panels of 7 geometric designs each, created with undyed fibers within the black bands, occur at either end of the skirt; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 50.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 145.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0035   CAS 2017-0002-0035; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Overall pattern consists of alternating undyed and dyed red and black bands; Three panels of 5, 7 and 5 geometric designs each, created with undyed fibers within the black bands, occur at either end of the skirt; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 46.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 150.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0036   CAS 2017-0002-0036; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Overall pattern consists of alternating undyed and dyed red and black bands; Three panels of 5 geometric designs each, created with undyed fibers within the black bands, occur at either end of the skirt; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 43.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 155.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0037   CAS 2017-0002-0037; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Overall pattern consists of alternating undyed and dyed red and black bands; Three panels of 5 geometric designs each, created with undyed fibers within the black bands, occur at either end of the skirt; Weft fibers extend at both ends as short fringe; Colors are substantially faded.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 43.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 125.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0038   CAS 2017-0002-0038; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Overall pattern consists of alternating undyed and purple bands; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 53.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 154.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0039   CAS 2017-0002-0039; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Overall pattern consists of alternating undyed, purple and (faded) black bands; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 47.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 145.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0040   CAS 2017-0002-0040; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Overall pattern consists of alternating undyed and purple bands, with single black band in center of design; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 47.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 139.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0041   CAS 2017-0002-0041; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Skirt of three tiered, fringed layers; Made from numerous small bundles of natural undyed and dyed raffia grass leaves that are doubled over a length of coconut fiber cordage; Bundles are held in place by additional raffia grass fibers that are woven in a twining technique along the top of the skirt; Secondary bundles of dyed raffia grass leaves that are shorter on the front of the skirt are laid over the layer of longer leaves and gathered into the twined rows along the top; Cordage extends out from both ends and probably served to tie ends of skirt together after it was wrapped around wearer’s waist.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 66.0, Thickness = ca. 4.0, Length = ca. 55.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0042   CAS 2017-0002-0042; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Skirt of three tiered, fringed layers; Made from numerous small bundles of natural undyed and dyed raffia grass leaves that are doubled over a length of coconut fiber cordage; Bundles are held in place by additional raffia grass fibers that are woven in a twining technique along the top of the skirt; Secondary bundles of dyed raffia grass leaves that are shorter on the front of the skirt are laid over the layer of longer leaves and gathered into the twined rows along the top; Cordage extends out from both ends and probably served to tie ends of skirt together after it was wrapped around wearer’s waist.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 84.0, Thickness = ca. 4.0, Length = ca. 73.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0043   CAS 2017-0002-0043; Purse
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Purse
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Rectangular purse of narrow, undyed pandanus fiber strips that are woven in simple (over one, under one) plaiting technique; Bottom and side edges of purse form their own selvages; Reverse side of purse extends up and folds over front to form flap; Braided pandanus fiber strap is woven into upper corners of purse.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 17.6, Thickness = 2.0, Length = 10.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0044   CAS 2017-0002-0044; Purse
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Purse
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Rectangular bag woven entirely of plaited, undyed pandanus strips in two layers -- wide pandanus strips on interior and narrow strips on exterior; Exterior layer on back side of bag extends beyond top of bag and is folded over to form a flap on the front; Color differentiation results in all-over design on exterior of bag consisting of network of large, contiguous, uneven open squares woven of undyed pandanus.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 30.5, Thickness = 1.8, Length = 15.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0045   CAS 2017-0002-0045; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant material
Description Large, round brimless hat with a somewhat peaked dome; Interior and exterior are woven in an open lattice pattern of plain, narrowly split cane or bamboo rods, with a layer of pandanus leaves sandwiched between them; Crown rises in center to a secondary rounded dome that is decorated on exterior with pieces of brown leaves that are arranged to form a 6-petal floral motif, two of which have been damaged.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.2, Max Diam = 43.9

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0046A,B   CAS 2017-0002-0046A,B; Shoes
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Shoes
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Pigment
Description Pair of children’s braided sandals with slightly raised heel; Four braided strips of dyed purple fibers form a strap across the toes, with yellow decorative braided loop in center; Back of heel has dyed purple fiber detail; Braided heel strap at back is interspersed with both natural and dyed purple and yellow fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.6, Width = 7.3, Length = 18.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0047   CAS 2017-0002-0047; Figurine (“monkey god” female)
Category Carvings
Object Name Figurine (“monkey god” female)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Shell: nacre (mother-of-pearl); Tar
Description Carved female monkey figure depicting a Ulithi, a guardian to protect the spirits of the dead; Carved from single piece of light-weight brown wood, figure squats with legs apart, feet and knees facing forward, and hands on knees; Figure is frowning crookedly and has up-turned eyes with rounded bottom and straight top edges made of mother-of-pearl inlay with round, dark painted pupils.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Width = 7.7, Length = 7.5

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0048   CAS 2017-0002-0048; Figurine (“monkey god” male)
Category Carvings
Object Name Figurine (“monkey god” male)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Shell: nacre (mother-of-pearl); Tar
Description Carved male monkey figure depicting a Ulithi, a guardian to protect the spirits of the dead; Carved from single piece of dense brown wood, figure squats with legs apart, feet and knees facing forward, and hands on knees; Figure is frowning and has up-turned eyes with rounded bottom and straight top edges made of mother-of-pearl inlay with round, dark painted pupils.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.9, Width = 10.5, Length = 8.7

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0049   CAS 2017-0002-0049; Figurine (woman)
Category Carvings
Object Name Figurine (woman)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint; Plant fiber; String
Description 3-dimensional carving of a woman standing with arms at her sides, legs together, feet facing forward, upon a round base; She is wearing only a long, multi-colored, plant fiber skirt with a short fringe on top; Her carved hair is pulled back from her face and extends out behind her into a blunt point curved towards her right; Hair, eyes, eyebrows and nipples are stained dark brown and her lips are stained red; Figure and base are carved from single piece of lightweight, light-colored wood.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 41.8, Width = 11.6, Length = 12.1

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0050   CAS 2017-0002-0050; Figurine (man)
Category Carvings
Object Name Figurine (man)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Paint
Description 3-dimensional carving of a man standing with arms at his sides, legs together, feet facing forward, upon a round base; Man is unclothed, but bas relief carving on his chest and back may depict clothing or tattoos; Lower back and buttocks have penciled outline for incised tattoos which have not yet been cut out; His carved hair is pulled back away from his face and extends straight out behind him into a blunt point; Eyes and eyebrows are stained brown and his lips are stained red; Figure and base are carved from single piece of lightweight, light-colored wood.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 46.1, Width = 13.2, Length = 13.6

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0002-0051   CAS 2017-0002-0051; Outrigger canoe model with sail
Category Carvings; Watercraft
Object Name Outrigger canoe model with sail
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Plant fiber; Paint; Thread
Description Outrigger canoe model carved of wood, with woven mat sail; Hull is painted in a red and black design with undyed symmetrical tips on both bow and stern; Red and black designs painted on both ends of outrigger, which is otherwise undecorated; Sides of hull taper towards the bottom to form a very narrow, but flat keel; Ends of hull taper upward slightly; Triangular sail woven of pandanus fibers in a simple plaiting technique, with the cut edges folded over and sewn down with thread; Long wooden support poles are secured along two sides of the sail; A third movable pole is loose and would support the sail; Short wooden crossbars are positioned regularly across the hull from side to side, with each end extending just through the sides of the hull; Single outrigger attached to slatted platform extending from the center of one side of the canoe; A rectangular fishing platform constructed of a three-sided wooden frame a bar on the four side, and filled in with thin slats has completely detached from the canoe.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 60.0, Width = 32.5, Length = 65.6

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0002-0052   CAS 2017-0002-0052; Container
Category Carvings; Vessels
Object Name Container
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: monkey pod (Albizia saman)
Description Carved block of monkey pod wood, rectangular with squared edges; Three deep depressions are carved into the frontal surface for storage: one square, one single circle, and one that appears to be two merged circles; Base is convex.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Width = 15.4, Length = 18.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0001   CAS 2017-0005-0001; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone: limestone (calcite)
Description Stone currency (Rai) made of large piece of limestone (calcite) that has been roughly pecked and ground to circular shape with a large central perforation; Traditionally, Yap islanders would quarry and shape large pieces of calcite in Palau and then bestow the stones to honor individuals or villages, with the value determined by the length and danger of the trip involved to procure it; This “currency” was lined up around a recipient’s dwelling or in the village as a sign of prestige, but it was seldom moved to another location.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 39.4, Thickness = 11.0, Length = 40.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0002   CAS 2017-0005-0002; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Gold-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber; Resin
Description Currency created from a piece of gold-lipped pearl oyster shell from which portions have been cut off from each side, forming a rectangular shape; Small hole has been bifacially drilled near hinge end of shell; Several coconut fiber cords have been tied together to form a net handle, which is wrapped around the hinge end of the shell and then narrows, wrapping around a bundle of loose coconut fibers to form a handle with the loose fibers extending from the net as fringe; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 8.0, Thickness = 2.7, Length = 22.4

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0003   CAS 2017-0005-0003; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber
Description Currency created from half a black-lipped pearl oyster shell; Two holes have been drilled through the hinge end of shell and a loop of cordage has been passed through each; These two loops have each been folded back upon themselves and wrapped with cordage, then gathered together and enclosed within a bundle of loose coconut fibers, and the whole bundle has been coil-wrapped with additional cordage; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 11.9, Thickness = 1.9, Length = 28.1

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0004   CAS 2017-0005-0004; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber
Description Currency created from half a black-lipped pearl oyster shell; Single hole has been drilled through the hinge end of shell and a loop of cordage has been passed through it, then enclosed within a bundle of loose coconut fibers, and the whole bundle has been coil-wrapped with additional cordage; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 13.2, Thickness = 1.8, Length = 27.6

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0005   CAS 2017-0005-0005; Currency
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Currency
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Gold-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima); Coconut husk fiber; Wire
Description Currency created from half a gold-lipped pearl oyster shell; Single hole has been drilled through the hinge end of shell and a loop of cordage-wrapped wire has been passed through it, then enclosed within a bundle of loose coconut fibers, and the whole bundle has been coil-wrapped with more cordage; According to original accession entry for similar pieces (CAS 0477), this item functioned as a prestigious gift presented to the chiefs of Yap Island by residents of the outer Caroline Islands.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 15.5, Thickness = 2.2, Length = 26.1

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0006A,B   CAS 2017-0005-0006A,B; Shell
Category Raw Materials
Object Name Shell
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera)
Description Two halves of black-lipped pear shell to be made into currency; Disarticulated; Shells appear to be completely unmodified.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 11.1, Thickness = 2.5, Length = 12.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0007   CAS 2017-0005-0007; Comb / hair ornament
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Comb / hair ornament
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Commercial string
Description Decorative hair comb constructed of thin strips of wood; Wood strips splay out towards both proximal and distal ends; At base of teeth a wooden crossbar is held in place with elaborate twining of fibers or string.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.4, Thickness = 0.4, Length = 18.6

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0008   CAS 2017-0005-0008; Comb / hair ornament
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Comb / hair ornament
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Plant fiber
Description Decorative hair comb constructed of multiple thin, tapered strips of wood; Wooden strips are twined together with string.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.5, Thickness = 0.8, Length = 41.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0009   CAS 2017-0005-0009; Utensil
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Utensil
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: Tridacna sp.
Description Utensil made of long, cylindrical piece of Tridacna shell; Distal end has been carved into a long, slightly curving, slightly blunted point; Proximal end has been rounded and worked smooth; Entire utensil has been sanded smooth; Used as spoon and pestle by older men to crush betel nuts.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 2.8, Length = 25.8

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0010A,B   CAS 2017-0005-0010A,B; Container with stopper
Category Vessels
Object Name Container with stopper
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Coconut shell; Wood
Description Lime container made of whole coconut shell; Stem end has been trimmed off and the resulting hole fitted with a stopper fashioned out of cork.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 8.6, Length = 15.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0011   CAS 2017-0005-0011; Container
Category Vessels
Object Name Container
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Coconut shell; Plant fiber
Description Container made of whole coconut shell; Section of top has been sliced off to create a lid; Cordage has been attached to top and to lower portions of shell, allowing the lid to be removed from the container while still tethered; For carrying betel nut or food or drink.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Max Diam = 14.3

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0012   CAS 2017-0005-0012; Necklace
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tooth: boar; Commercial string
Description Necklace consisting of a single boar’s tooth pendant with a hole drilled through the proximal end, suspended on thick brown commercial string.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 4.5, Thickness = 1.5, Length = 9.2

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0013   CAS 2017-0005-0013; Necklace
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Plastic string; Dye
Description Necklace composed of plant fibers split into fringe and attached to red plastic stringing; Fibers are dyed red, gold, and blue, forming wide, alternating bands of each color.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 0.8, Thickness = 0.3, Length = ca. 43.0

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0014   CAS 2017-0005-0014; Necklace
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Plastic string; Dye
Description Necklace composed of plant fibers split into fringe and attached to green plastic stringing; Fibers are dyed bright colors, forming a thin green band along the edge near the string, flanked by a thick yellow band, with a thin red line at the edge of the fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 9.0, Thickness = 0.3, Length = ca. 40.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0015   CAS 2017-0005-0015; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Nylon string
Description Long, open, oval basket of pandanus fibers in plaited technique; Basket is shallow and narrow; Pair of braided loop carrying straps are attached to upper sides of bag, fashioned out of purple and white nylon string; Fibers extend at bottom of basket as long fringe; Note in original accession file reads “for betel nut or baby.”
Dimensions (cm) Height = 19.7, Width = 2.7, Length = 50.2

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0016   CAS 2017-0005-0016; Purse
Category Basketry
Object Name Purse
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Plastic string
Description Rectangular purse composed of pandanus fiber strips woven in multiple styles: wide strips in simple (over one, under one) plaiting technique at the base; Moving up the purse, the strips are split into thirds and these smaller strips are woven in simple plaiting technique for a few rows; Five small strips are then woven as single strips twice before the small strips are again split into single pieces and woven in simple plaiting technique for a few centimeters above; A repeat of the five-strips-as-one design occurs before the single, small strips in simple plaiting technique finishes the top edge of the bag; The back side folds over to create a rectangular flap with a recurrence of the small simple plaiting with the wide design band; Border of flap and interior edge is decorated with pink, black, blue and white plastic accents; Braided pandanus fiber handle is threaded through the sides of the bag and tuck under the bottom edges to secure the flap; Handle ends are threaded through the front of the flap and, unbraided, tied in a knot; “$16.00” is written in pen on the front of the handle end by the knot.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 28.0, Thickness = 5.3, Length = 18.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0017A,B   CAS 2017-0005-0017A,B; Pouch with lid
Category Basketry
Object Name Pouch with lid
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Double pouch “for pepper leaves”; Two-piece pouch woven of sun-bleached pandanus fibers; Both sections of the pouch are narrow and rectangular in shape with high sides; One section fits completely over the other to form a lid.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 12.0, Thickness = 2.6, Length = 16.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0018   CAS 2017-0005-0018; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape and woven on loom; Pattern at ends consists of dyed red and blue bands, with geometric designs; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 49.5, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 200.0 including fringe

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0019   CAS 2017-0005-0019; Skirt
Category Textiles
Object Name Skirt
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Man's and/or woman's wrap-around skirt; Rectangular in shape; Overall pattern consists of one center undyed band (darker) with two lighter undyed bands on either side; Weft fibers extend at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 49.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 190.0 including fringe

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0020   CAS 2017-0005-0020; Cloth (lava lava)
Category Textiles
Object Name Cloth (lava lava)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Commercial thread
Description Long rectangular cloth decorated with a pattern of wide, dark blue and pink bands interspersed with thinner bands of black, red, yellow, and white; Material extends at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 51.3, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 177.0 including fringe

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0021   CAS 2017-0005-0021; Cloth (lava lava)
Category Textiles
Object Name Cloth (lava lava)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Commercial thread
Description Long rectangular cloth decorated with a pattern of wide black bands interspersed with thin bands of red and yellow; Material extends at both ends as long fringe.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 49.6, Thickness = 0.1, Length = ca. 179.0 including fringe

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0022   CAS 2017-0005-0022; Canoe bailer
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Canoe bailer
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood
Description Canoe bailer carved from a single piece of wood; Overall form is that of a boat-shaped bowl with one end rounded off and the other tapering to a rounded point; The deep sides flare outward from the base which is carved with a pronounced ridge similar to the keel of a boat; An elongated cylindrical handle extends inward from the wide, flat rim on the proximal end of the bailer, allowing the user to scoop water into the bailer; All surfaces have been sanded smooth; Bailer is completely undecorated; Used for bailing water from interior of a canoe.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.0, Width = 15.4, Length = 36.3

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0023   CAS 2017-0005-0023; Navigational chart (map)
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Navigational chart (map)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: bamboo; Pandanus aerial roots; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells
Description Navigational chart of Micronesian Islands, constructed of four trimmed bamboo strips that are lashed together to form a rectangular frame; Additional overlapping bamboo strips are then laid across the frame horizontally and diagonally, representing ocean currents; Individual islands and atolls are represented by single cowrie shells that are tied to the bamboo strips.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 61.3, Thickness = 1.5, Length = 55.2

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0024   CAS 2017-0005-0024; Navigational chart (map)
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Navigational chart (map)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: bamboo; Pandanus aerial roots; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells
Description Navigational chart of Micronesian Islands, constructed of bamboo strips that are lashed together with overlapping bamboo strips laid horizontally and diagonally, representing ocean currents; Individual islands and atolls are represented by single cowrie shells that are tied to the bamboo strips.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 40.9, Thickness = 1.4, Length = 67.4

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0025   CAS 2017-0005-0025; Navigational chart (map)
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Navigational chart (map)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: bamboo; Pandanus aerial roots; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells
Description Navigational chart of Micronesian Islands, constructed of bamboo strips that are lashed together with overlapping bamboo strips laid horizontally and diagonally, representing ocean currents; Individual islands and atolls are represented by single cowrie shells that are tied to the bamboo strips; Broken into two parts.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 41.0, Thickness = 1.4, Length = 67.4

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0026   CAS 2017-0005-0026; Fishing reel
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing reel
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: bamboo; Nylon; Metal: lead
Description Fishing reel fashioned out of a section of hollow bamboo; Long line of thin blue plastic twine is attached towards the bottom, with a small lead weight and metal hook at the end.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 8.8, Length = 29.1

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0027   CAS 2017-0005-0027; Fishing reel
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing reel
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: bamboo; Nylon; Metal: lead
Description Fishing reel fashioned out of a section of hollow bamboo; Long line of thin blue plastic twine is attached towards the bottom, with a small lead weight and metal hook at the end.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 9.7, Length = 40.6

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0028   CAS 2017-0005-0028; Carving (storyboard)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (storyboard)
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name Lukan
Date of Manufacture ca. 1974
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood
Description Storyboard carved from a single flat, roughly circular piece of wood; Design is carved in bas relief and depicts a village scene; One peaked-roof house is depicted prominently, with six pieces of large stone currency and multiple villagers in the foreground.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 34.4, Width = 36.6, Thickness = 4.8

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0029   CAS 2017-0005-0029; Plaque
Category Carvings
Object Name Plaque
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name Lukan
Date of Manufacture 1975
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood
Description Honorary plaque carved out of a thick piece of native wood; Two palm trees with pieces of large stone currency at their bases flank the sides and are carved in bas relief; A styled sun has also been carved in the middle, with the inscription “0523.” Additional text inscribed on plaque reads: “Civic Action Team, Yap, LTJG-Hocker, 1974-1975”; Presented to the donor while leading a United Nations Civic Action Team in the Yap District, Federated States of Micronesia, 1974-1975.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 30.0, Width = 22.2, Thickness = 2.5

Catalog Number CAS 2017-0005-0032   CAS 2017-0005-0032; Fishing float
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing float
Culture Micronesian and Japanese
Global Region Oceania (East Asia)
Country Federated States of Micronesia (Japan)
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Twine
Description Japanese fishing float, recovered and used in Yap; Large translucent blue glass sphere covered in thick netting; Netting extends at the top and is looped to form a handle.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 26.2

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0033   CAS 2017-0005-0033; Fishing float
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing float
Culture Micronesian and Japanese
Global Region Oceania (East Asia)
Country Federated States of Micronesia (Japan)
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Twine
Description Japanese fishing float, recovered and used in Yap; Large translucent blue glass sphere covered in thick netting; Netting extends at the top and is knotted to form a handle.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 32.8

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0034   CAS 2017-0005-0034; Fishing float
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing float
Culture Micronesian and Japanese
Global Region Oceania (East Asia)
Country Federated States of Micronesia (Japan)
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Twine; Metal
Description Japanese fishing float, recovered and used in Yap; Large translucent blue glass sphere covered in thick netting; Netting extends at the top to form a handle which is covered with a metal cylinder.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 32.3

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0035   CAS 2017-0005-0035; Fishing float
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing float
Culture Micronesian and Japanese
Global Region Oceania (East Asia)
Country Federated States of Micronesia (Japan)
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass
Description Japanese fishing float, recovered and used in Yap; Small translucent blue glass sphere; Missing original netting.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 8.3

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0036   CAS 2017-0005-0036; Fishing float
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing float
Culture Micronesian and Japanese
Global Region Oceania (East Asia)
Country Federated States of Micronesia (Japan)
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass
Description Japanese fishing float, recovered and used in Yap; Translucent blue glass sphere; Missing original netting.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 14.9

Catalog Number

CAS 2017-0005-0037   CAS 2017-0005-0037; Fishing float
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Fishing float
Culture Micronesian and Japanese
Global Region Oceania (East Asia)
Country Federated States of Micronesia (Japan)
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass
Description Japanese fishing float, recovered and used in Yap; Large translucent blue glass sphere; Missing original netting.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 24.9
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