To make balls that bounced, the Romans used different sources: pig or swollen cow bladders covered with animal skin; cats' intestines and guts minced in the shape of a sphere and covered with leather or skin; sponges enveloped in tissues or wrapped in rope. Until the end of the 20th century, certain villages in Turkey and Egypt used a technique of sponges compressed by rope to form a sphere and then protected by a cloth.
Philippe Villemus, Le Dieu football (The Football God) (Ed. Eyrolles 2006)
This article was automatically imported from our old content management system. If you see any display errors, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
In compliance with the JTI standards