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  • Argentina
  • bola, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Argentina?
  • leather, stone, cloth, fur, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 136 x 11 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 53 9/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7294

This device is made from a long, thin bundle of plant fiber wrapped in leather. It has an egg-shaped stone covered in leather attached at one end. The other end has a loop that slides over the length. There is a strip of red cloth and green cloth held at regular intervals on the length of the device with a strip of grey fur. There is a band of nearly denuded hide near the looped end without red or green cloth.