"BOLEADORAS" Argentina Shopping Tip by swesn

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  Gauchos' boleadoras
by swesn

The BOLEADORAS are leather balls used by the gauchos to capture rheas. There are three balls tied to a long rope. The three balls are called 'Tres Marias' (Three Marys) and are wrapped in leather. Each is of a different weight so that they separate when flung.

When thrown at a rhea, the boldeadoras wrap around the legs of the rhea, thereby tripping it over.

I thought this makes a very interesting souvenir.

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 14, 2003
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