South American Bola with Decorated Balls
This bola is one of the more attractive bolas that you will find as an ethnographic sale item. The bola balls are made out of a cast hard polymer material that simulates ivory. You will find the same material used to make fake sperm whale teeth. The casting is excellent and there are no apparent seams. The embossed detail on the balls is excellent with scenes showing bola hunting and habitats in South America. Identical bolas that are advertised as being made out of real ivory are frequently sold at prices between $100 and $300. Cord length = 87 -> 90 cm ; Ball diameters = 5 -> 6 cm ; Weight = 564 gm

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