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©Laurent Laporte
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Jon and Patxi Tambourindeguy

Jon and Patxi Tambourindeguy Pelota set maker
Contact
French, English, Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:30 - 12:30/14:30 - 18:30
Phone:
+33 626766688
©Laurent Laporte

A village of champions

  • • Jon and Patxi are both World Champions of Cesta Punta
  • • It takes them 30 hours to make a chistera
  • • There are only two workshops making chisteras left in France

Brothers Jon and Patxi Tambourindeguy are icons of Bidart, their hometown in the Basque Country. Both are World Champions of the game Cesta Punta. They have created their own workshop, Ona Pilota, which means “The Good Pelota ball”. In France, the cesteros (who are the manufacturers and repairers of the wicker scoop known as chisteras) are not numerous and most are not willing to pass on their knowledge. So Patxi, who has always loved wood and studied wood production, studied the work of cesteros in Miami by observing and sharing with the people who repaired his gloves during his professional career, and then repairing and making his own gloves. When he returned to Bidart, he decided to set up a family workshop with his brother Jon. Today, they devote themselves to their passion while sharing and passing on their know-how.

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Works

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Photo: ©ONA PILOTA
3 vision home films

This long xistera, used to play Basque pelota, is handcrafted from walnut wood, woven wicker, leather and fabric.

Length 63 cm
Width 11.5 cm
Height 17 cm

Photo: ©ONA PILOTA
22 vision home films – perspective 1

This long xistera, used to play Basque pelota is handcrafted from walnut wood, woven wicker, leather and fabric.

Length 63 cm
Width 11.5 cm
Height 17 cm

Photo: ©ONA PILOTA
Chistera 12

This long xistera, used to play Basque pelota is handcrafted from walnut wood, woven wicker, leather and fabric.

Length 63 cm
Width 11.5 cm
Height 17 cm

Photo: ©ONA PILOTA
Pelote 2

These xistera balls, used to play Basque pelota are handcrafted from leather, wool, cotton and latex.

Diameter 6.4 cm

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