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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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Sinhalese bow logo

Dunna (දුන්න)

Sinhalese word for "bow".
Indian arrowheads

Phal (फल / پھل)

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

Tarkash (ترکش )

Persian word for quiver
Indian arrows

Tīr (तीर)

Hindi loan word from Persian for "arrow" or "arrows".
Gong logo

Gōng (弓)

Chinese word for bow.
Qing whistling arrow

Shào jiàn (哨箭)

Chinese for a class of whistling arrows that combine a whistle with an arrowhead.
War arrow

Zhànjiàn (戰箭)

Qing Chinese term meaning "war arrow". The standard Qing military arrow.
Chahar kham bow

Chahār kham

The "four curved" bow
Meizhenjian

Méizhēnjiàn (梅针箭)

Chinese name for a type of Qing military arrow.
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".
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.
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.