Silver & Ivory Boleadoras
This bola was sold in an auction in 2003 for $320. It had the
following description: This is a unique and superb handmade scuplture
representing the famous Gaucho Carácter Martín Fierro.
In the province of Jujuy, from which this piece comes, the
craftmanship of such items is one of the most important trades. The
manufacturing of fine bolas such as these began in colonial times
when churches of the region were adorned with this kind of
decoration. In contemporary times, men create objects for current
use, mixing in details of the old and modern technologies.
Martín Fierro is one of the major literary works from
Argentina. The story tells about the crude realities of the life of a
Gaucho in colonial times and about the men who were sent to the
frontier during the war with the aboriginal tribes. The native
language used in this poetic novel is one of the most important
issues of the novel, and it's writer, Jose Hernandez, spent a lot of
time learning all he could by living amongst the gauchos.
Length: 1 meter cords ; Weight: 900 grams ; Materials: Alpaca and
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