1990.005.061

Catalog Date: 
06/24/2009
Gparent: 
9: Recreational Artifacts
Object Name: 
Paddle, Pelota
Parent: 
Sports Equipment
Provenance: 
Donated by Basque Government and could be used for exhibit showcasing the different types of Pelota games available
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
Mar-90
Record From: 
Eusko Jaurlaritza (Basque Government)
Subjects: 
Xare Paddle bat Pelota
Pelota paddle used for the Pelota game Xare; paddle is of a branch or stained piece of wood without bark that has been bent to form a paddle that looks much like traditional Pelota paddles; it is held together by an intricate webbing of cotton that is loose enough to see through; the strings are attached to the stick frame by loops; cotton string is white, as is the cotton handle that has the feeling and look of a soft towel or rag; the paddle is slightly curved inward to hit the ball at a different angle; found in CS1.Row3.SEC2.SHF4 by Jeff Washburn on 6/24/2009