Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
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.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
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.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.