A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.