Boleadora from Peru with Grooved Ball and Leather Cord

This bola was listed (not sold) on eBay in 2008. The listing claimed that this was a colonial era boleadora that was used by the Inca Indians as a weapon against the Spainards and their tribal enemies. It is from the 15th or 16th Century and from the highlands of Peru near Cuzco. The oval shaped stone head is deeply grooved to hold the animal hide braided handle of about 18 inches in length. The stone head is 2.75" X 2.00".

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