A ball can be produced using various materials, cowhide, elastic, and synthetics being most regular in present day times.
Nonetheless, balls produced using indigenous materials, especially from creature parts, were at one time the standard.
For example, among the Yahgan (or Yámana) of South America a ball called a kalaka was produced using a gooney bird web (foot) that was exploded and loaded down with goose quills and sewn.
The Yahgan likewise utilized an expanded seal stomach as a ball. Among the Navajo of North America, balls were produced using buckskin packs loaded up with seeds and held together by a drawstring.