Lot 246Pelota - a pair of very unusual Basque...

Auction Date: 25/05/2016 at 10:30 am

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Pelota - a pair of very unusual Basque Pelota “Xare” one piece rackets - made from bent cane, across which the strings are attached – overall 57 cms. (G) Note. This French game (similar to lawn tennis) is played using a simple soft racket (sare or xare meaning "net" in Basque) and played in the trinquet court over a net, ball is not exactly struck as in lawn tennis, nor is it quite caught - the effect is somewhere in between. It is also traditionally strong in South American countries.

Hammer Price: £65.00

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