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Yap, Micronesia 3


Built hundreds of years ago, stone paths connect each village to the next and is maintained by the villages respectively. When visiting a village, it is customary to hold a branch of leaves or carry a basket as a show of good intentions.  Each village has a men's house where the men would traditionally meet to discuss the day's fishing plans as well as to handle village affairs.  In earlier times, there was also a women's house located outside the village where young girls would go for three months once they reached puberty.  Here they were taught life by the elder women of the village.

 

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Walking on

stone path



Girl in front

of Mens house



Young girl

weaving



Children



Mens house


 


Copyright Lily Mak

 

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Path to

Mens house



Stone

Money



Inside

Mens house



Stone

Money Bank



Betel nut

tree


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