National Geographic : 1936 Apr
YAP HAS INFLATED CURRENCY, BUT NO COUNTERFEITING! These disks of rock "money" vary from six inches to twelve feet in diameter. They are displayed outside native homes to impress passers-by with the affluence of the owners. One big piece is preferred to several smaller ones, since it is less easily stolen. BUILDING A HOME ISAFAMILY ENTERPRISE Women of the Truk Islands are handing up roofing sections made of the leaves of the ivory nut palm.These are overlapped and fastened to the rafters with fiber cords to form a waterproof covering. Walls and floor aremade of bamboo.