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North Indian arrows logo

Two fine north Indian arrows

With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Changxing workshop

Chángxìng (長興)

A famous bow making shop in Chengdu, active until the 1960s.
Tibetan quiver

Mda‘ gdong (མད་འ་ག་དོ་ང་)

Tibetan for an open quiver that spreads the arrows out.
Jebele

Jebele

Manchu word for quiver. Also means "right hand".
Jinchuan quiver logo

Rare Jinchuan quiver

With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Qing dynasty archer's belt

Qing archer's belt

Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Tibetan or Mongolian quiver logo

Tibetan or Mongolian quiver

Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Early Tibetan or Mongol quiver

Early Tibetan or Mongolian quiver

A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of approximately the 1

Tefvik the bookbinder

Tevfik the leather binder

An Ottoman leather binder who in 1866 - 1867 covered a bow made by Haci Gavsî in 1824 - 1825.
Haci Gavsî signature

Haci gavsî the bowyer

Signed an Ottoman bow made in late 1824 or 1825.
Sādài quiver

Sādài (撒袋)

Chinese name for the Manchu style quiver.
Korean archery set with hornbow, quivers, arrows, bow bag and string logo

Vintage Korean archery set

Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Qing dynasty broadhead arrow logo

Pī jiàn (鈚箭)

Chinese name for a class of broadhead arrows. (Alternative spelling using an archaic character).
Pijian arrow logo

Pī jiàn (披箭)

Chinese name for a class of broadhead arrows.
Manchu niru arrow logo

Niru

Manchu word for a class of broadhead arrows, a military "company", or captain.
Manchu bow with red bellies logo

A rare Qing bow

With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Beri logo

Beri

Manchu word for "bow".
Ottoman bow measurements logo

Measurements of an Ottoman bow

Signatures on the bow indicate that it was probably made in 1849 and decorated in 1867.
A Manchu bow from the Changxing workshop diagram logo

Measurements of a Manchu bow

Made in the famous Changxing workshop in Chengdu, which as the subject of Tan Danjiong's (T'an Tan-Chiung) "Investigative Report on Bow and Arrow Manufacture in Chengdu"
A Manchu style bow from the Changxing workshop in Chengdu logo

A Chinese bow by Changxing

Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
12 Indian arrows

12 North Indian arrows

With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
Dayak dart quiver

Dayak blowgun dart quiver

Introduction

The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long blowguns to hunt small

Antique Chinese repeating crossbow logo

Chinese repeating crossbow

Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Sirdan logo

A Sirdan, or Manchu war arrow

This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Heavy Manchu war or strength bow

Heavy Manchu war or strength bow

With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Chinese pellet crossbow

Chinese pellet crossbow

Introduction

Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.

Ottoman archery set

Ottoman bow with siper and arrows

Description

A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.

Western Buryat bowcare and quiver

Buryat bowcase and quiver

Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Ottoman bow logo

Very fine Ottoman bow

Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
A Qing imperial quiver

A Qing imperial quiver

Introduction

From my personal collection.

Qing quiver

Antique Qing quiver

A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.