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    • Chistera Onena - Craftsman at work

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    • Artisan using a hand tool to weave the bands of wood together to make the basket. The use of the txistéra (chistera) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his...
    • Chistera Onena - Mid-assembly

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    • Workers shown with items in different stages of the manufacturing process. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification...
    • Chistera Onena - Baskets

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    • A completed basket and weaving components in the Gonzalez workshop. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Drying Wood

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    • Pieces of chestnut that will be used in the manufacture process. They are cut during the moon's waning phase to ensure the wood is more flexible before it is allowed to dry. The use of the txistéra (chistera) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai...
    • Chistera Onena - Cesta Ribs

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    • The ribs of the txistéra are what give it shape. The curvature and dimensions of the txistéra are not bound by any regulations; they are shaped by a player's preferences and playing style. A txistéra width of four inches, an inch wider than the...
    • Chistera Onena - Cesta Braiding

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    • Rods are cut to the desired width and thickness through the use of a number of hand tools. They are arranged in pairs around a central blade so that they intersect properly during the weaving process. The rods are humidified slightly to increase...
    • Chistera Onena - Work in progress

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    • Two workers making a txistéra. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was traditionally used to pick grapes. It...
    • Chistera Onena - Finishing Touches

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    • A worker putting the finishing touches on a completed chistera. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Weaving

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    • A worker weaves part of the main body of the wicker basket. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Weaving

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    • A worker weaves part of the main body of the wicker basket. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Worker with basket

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    • Worker processing a txistéra. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was traditionally used to pick grapes. It...
    • Chistera Onena - Chat and Comparison

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    • Workers stopping momentarily to chat and compare the curvature of their product to an existing mold. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker...
    • Chistera Onena - Finished product

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    • A man holding a completed txistéra .The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was traditionally used to pick...
    • Andrew D. Crofut: Diamond Valley Dust

    • Nevada -- Biography; Diamond Basin (Nev.)
    • Andrew D. Crofut is a Nevadan in the true sense. What does this mean? Crofut was born in 1889 and grew up on a ranch in Diamond Valley at the juncture of Eureka and Elko counties. The ranch provides the focus for a major portion of this memoir. The...
    • An Oral History of Fourth Street and Prater Way through Reno and Sparks, Nevada

    • Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • In 2011, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) initiated a comprehensive study of the entire Fourth Street-Prater Way corridor, intending to improve not only public transportation in the area, but safety and livability. The conjunction of...

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