South American Bola with Leather Covered Balls
This bola is a very nice example of a real functional bola with braided leather cords and a leather pouch surrounding a stone or solid sand interior for each of the balls. One of the balls is smaller than the other two balls as expected. The leather is dry and stiff and is fine for display. There are leather softeners that can be used to soften the cords if you plan to throw this bola. The age of this bola is approximately 25 years. This is not an antique, but is one of the nicer bolas that you will find for sale and is functional, rather than a decorative collectable. Cord length = 70 -> 74 cm ; Ball diameters = 5 -> 6 cm ; Weight = 542 gm

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