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Korean horn bow set
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A Solomon islands plaited bow
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
Bow by Yang Wentong
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Bow by Ju Yuan Hao of Beijing
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Xián gé dā (弦挌搭)
Chinese term for the knot in a bowstring.
Gōng miàn (弓面)
Chinese term for the face of a bow, usually made of buffalo horn.
Huà huà pí (畫樺皮)
Chinese term for the "painted birch bark" often covering composite bows.
Gōng nǎo (弓腦)
Chinese term for the "knee" of a composite bow.
Gōng diànzi (弓墊子)
Chinese term for the string bridge on some types of composite bows.
Chinese term for the string notch on each bow tip.
Shāo tóu (弰頭)
Chinese term for the tips on either end of a bow.
Jiàn liūzi (箭溜子)
Chinese term for the spot on the bow where the arrow slips by.
Gōng shāo (弓弰)
Chinese term for "bow ear".
Wǔkē gōng (武科弓)
Chinese term for heavy bows, often used for strength testing and training.
A Qing strength bow
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
A deconstructed Qing bow
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Qing folding bow
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Gōngbà bǎngzi (弓弝膀子)
Chinese term for the sides of the bow grip.
Chinese term for "bow grip".
Old Javanese name for bow.
Usa dunna (උස දුන්න)
Sinhalese name for their longbow. Literally: "high bow".
Maha dunna (මහා දුන්න)
Sinhalese term for a longbow. Literally: "great bow".
A fine Sinhalese bow
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese word for "bow".
A Sinhalese lacquered bow
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
Sinhalese lacquer work
Sri Lankan craftsmen used methods of applying decorative lacquer that did not involve a brush to great effect.
A rare bow from Kashmir
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Chinese word for bow.
The "four curved" bow
Measurements of a North Indian bow
For the bowyers and archery researchers, detailed measurements of an antique North Indian bow "kaman" type.
North Indian composite bow
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Large Central Asian composite bow
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
A famous bow making shop in Chengdu, active until the 1960s.
Vintage Korean archery set
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Manchu word for "bow".
A Chinese bow by Changxing
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Heavy Manchu war or strength bow
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Ottoman bow with siper and arrows
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
Very fine Ottoman bow
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.