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Indian Kaman Bow

17th / 18th Century

Mughal India

Buffalo horn, sinew, wood

Wide: 44 cm

A very fine late 17th to early 18th century Mughal lacquered composite bow. It is made of buffalo horn, sinew, and wood (mango or rain tree) glued together, it invariably is covered with birch bark (or other materials), and then lacquered.

Sometimes referred to as a 'reflex bow' due to the natural unstrung position the bow takes, or a crab bow, again due to its shape. The bow is entirely covered on both sides with beautiful copper/gold-coloured motifs of flowers on a brownish red background.

Bibl.: Runjeet Singh, Arms & Armour From the East, 2015 Runjeet Singh - ISBN 978-0-9934409-0-8, pages 87/88. ; Indian Archery, G.N. Pant, published in 1978, pages 122-128.

Arco Indiano "KAMAN"

Séc. XVII/XVIII

Índia - Mogol

Corno de búfalo, tendão, madeira

Largura 44 cm

Um óptimo arco Mogol, composto lacado . E feito de corno de búfalo , tendão e madeira (mangueira ou da arvore da chuva/chorona), coladas entre si, invariávelmente cobertas com casca de bétula (ou outros materiais), e depois lacado.

Algumas vezes referido como "Arco Reflexo" ou "Arco Carangejo" pela forma que toma quando não está em tensão pela corda. O arco é inteiramente coberto de ambos os lados por pinturas floridas, douradas e acobreadas sobre fundo castanho avermelhado.

Bibl.: Runjeet Singh, Arms & Armour From the East, 2015 Runjeet Singh - ISBN 978-0-9934409-0-8, pages 87/88. ; Indian Archery, G.N. Pant, published in 1978, pages 122-128.

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