The people use small rings cut from the large tridacna clam shell as a form of traditional currency. Brought forth for bride price payments, death compensations and other exchanges and these rings are the main form of currency. Most often the rings are given in large groups, often displayed in a pile on a black palm spathe laying on the ground. But sometimes the owner takes the time to string these rings together on a sisal woven central stick for support. These items were collected in the field 25 years ago.
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