National Geographic : 1936 Apr
NO TROUSER GUARDS ARE NECESSARY! Elders reprimand Yap youngsters who wear clothes. To do so is considered indecent, boastful aping of foreign ways, and an offense to the tribal gods (see page 491). THE LAGOON ISTHE BATHTUB FOR YAP MAIDS This girl has just completed her plunge and again donned her grass skirt. Although the skirts appearlight and airy, some ofthem weigh 30pounds. Scorpions and centipedes findthem favorite haunts.