Micronesian Yap Island Yar Shell Currency
This older piece of Micronesian shell currency from Yap is called a Yar. It measures just under 11" in length, and is comprised of a cut triangular section of shell, that is bound to a wooden handle, which is wrapped in a finely woven cord of coconut fiber. Some areas of the fiber fringe is missing. The sides and back of the shell section have scraping or tool marks. An excellent example.