National Geographic : 1956 Apr
© National Geographic Society 546 Women of Ifalik Atoll Weave Flower Garlands for the Adornment of Their Men Author Marston Bates and two fellow scientists spent a summer studying the Ifalikians and their speck of coral in the western Pacific. They found 260 Micronesians scarcely touched by alien civilization. Island men regularly wear wreaths of fragrant frangipani, hibiscus, and spider lilies. + Gavileisei, a navigator and canoe builder, proved a talented craftsman at any job he undertook.