Antique Islamic Composite Bow Turkish Ottoman or Indo P
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SOLD Antique 17th-18th century Islamic Composite War Bow Turkish Ottoman or Indo Persian. Of characteristic form with a rounded hand grip, painted on the exterior and interior in black and red, bordered with gold bands, and adorned with painted in gold and green shaped panels.
The process to make a composite bow was very long and complicated, different horn was used, wood, and sinew, and a correct balance between these different components provided a highly efficient bow, therefore composite bows were very expensive compared to other weapons. The composite bows were a powerful weapon of the Islamic, Tatar and Eastern European armies. These types of bows were made in Turkey and Persia from the 15th to the 18th century. Since bows were very expensive and would not go out of fashion or style, they were passed from father to son and were used by the next generations, so bows made in the 17th century were still used during the 18th century.
CONDITION: The bow is in its original condition, chips in the lacquer surface, some losses to the paint, one edge is slightly split.
Overall length: 77 .5 cm (30 1/2 in).
REFERENCES: A similar bows are published in the book: TÜRK OKÇULUĞU (Ataturk Kultur Merkezi yayn) (Turkish Edition).Illustrations 150,151,152.
We do not want to make a judgment if the bow is Turkish or Indo Persian, however we provide our clients with a certificate of authenticity to ensure that the bow is 100% authentic antique made in the 17th-18th century.
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