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