Sunday, April 3, 2011

Yapese Dancers

The Internet was extremely slow on Yap, so while we were on the island, we were unable to upload this video, showing this beautiful Yapese dance.  If you go a few posts back (post dated 3/15/11), you can read about how we were able to attend this ceremony.  Also, I thought it was interesting that the men put a yellow-colored oil all over their bodies, giving them a yellow glow.  Furthermore, the light greenish/yellow "things" hanging from their arms and skirts, are fresh leaves.  Other than their red and blue "thus" (pronounced thooz), everything on their bodies is made with local flora.