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Ju Yuan Hao target arrow logo

Chinese target arrow

With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Bow making quarters logo

Gōng jiàng yíng (弓匠營)

The bow and arrow maker's quarters in Beijing.
Yang Fuxi logo

Yáng Fúxǐ (杨福喜)

Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing. Active 1998-present.
Yang Wentong Logo

Yáng Wéntōng (杨文通)

A 20th-century Manchu bow maker of the Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號) shop, Beijing.
Yang Ruilin

Yáng Ruìlín (杨瑞林)

A Manchu bow maker. Owned Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號).
Ju Yuan Hao logo

Jù Yuán Hào (聚元號)

A famous bow making shop in Beijing, still active.
Yang Wentong bow logo

Bow by Ju Yuan Hao of Beijing

Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Qing bowcase and quiver

Iron mounted Qing bowcase & quiver

With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Baojian logo

Bàojiàn (骲箭)

Chinese name for a class of arrows with a large, non-ferrous head. Many are whistles, some are blunts.
Liudaomu logo

Liùdàomù (六道木)

Chinese name for a strong and heavy wood used for staffs and arrow shafts.
Republican era whistling arrow with burl wood head

Republican period whistle arrow

Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
Early Tibetan or Mongolian quiver logo

Early lacquered quiver

It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Malachite Manchu thumb ring logo

Malachite Manchu archer's ring

Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
Bowstring knot logo

Xián gé dā (弦挌搭)

Chinese term for the knot in a bowstring.
Qing bowstring logo

Gōng xián (弓弦)

Chinese term for the bowstring.
Gong mian logo

Gōng miàn (弓面)

Chinese term for the face of a bow, usually made of buffalo horn.
Birch bark logo

Huà huà pí (畫樺皮)

Chinese term for the "painted birch bark" often covering composite bows.
Bow brain logo

Gōng nǎo (弓腦)

Chinese term for the "knee" of a composite bow.
String bridge logo

Gōng diànzi (弓墊子)

Chinese term for the string bridge on some types of composite bows.
Qing bow notch logo

Kòuzi (扣子)

Chinese term for the string notch on each bow tip.
Qing bow tip

Shāo tóu (弰頭)

Chinese term for the tips on either end of a bow.
Arrow slipping spot logo

Jiàn liūzi (箭溜子)

Chinese term for the spot on the bow where the arrow slips by.
Chinese bow ear logo

Gōng shāo (弓弰)

Chinese term for "bow ear".
Strength bow

Wǔkē gōng (武科弓)

Chinese term for heavy bows, often used for strength testing and training.
Strength testing bow logo

A Qing strength bow

A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Deconstructed Qing bow logo

A deconstructed Qing bow

For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Qing folding bow logo

Qing folding bow

A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Bow grip

Gōngbà bǎngzi (弓弝膀子)

Chinese term for the sides of the bow grip.
Bow grip

Gōngbà (弓弝)

Chinese term for "bow grip".
Dayak dart quiver

Telep

A Bornean term for a dart quiver.
Roda Dedali arrowhead

Róda dedáli

Old Javanese for a type of arrow with a bird-shaped head.
Bedor or pana arrow

Bedor

An old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a large spearhead shaped arrowhead.
Warayang Javanese arrow

Waráyang

Old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a serpentine arrowhead.
Trisula Javanese arrow

Trisúla

Old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a trident shaped head.
Paspati javanese arrow

Paspáti

Old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a crescent moon shaped arrowhead.
Javanese chakra arrow logo

Chákra

Old Javanese for a type of arrow with a wheel attached.
Indonesian arrows logo

Pana

Old Javanese word for "arrow".
Bow of Java

Gendewa

Old Javanese name for bow.
Box of Indonesian arrows logo

Box of Javanese arrows

Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Sinhalese longbow

Usa dunna (උස දුන්න)

Sinhalese name for their longbow. Literally: "high bow".
Sinhalese longbow logo

Maha dunna (මහා දුන්න)

Sinhalese term for a longbow. Literally: "great bow".
Sinhalese arrow logo

Ītala (ඊතල)

Sinhalese word for "arrow".
Fine Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A fine Sinhalese bow

Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese bow logo

Dunna (දුන්න)

Sinhalese word for "bow".
Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A Sinhalese lacquered bow

With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
Sinhalese lacquer logo

Sinhalese lacquer work

Sri Lankan craftsmen used methods of applying decorative lacquer that did not involve a brush to great effect.
Kashmir bow logo

A rare bow from Kashmir

A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Three Indian war arrows logo

Three Indian war arrows

Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Indian arrowheads

Phal (फल / پھل)

Hindi. Literally "fruit". Name for blades, arrowheads, spearheads.
Indian quiver logo

Tarkash (ترکش )

Persian word for quiver