RARE ALL ORIGINAL NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN BOW AND ARROWS. Bow is about 53 long. Arrows are about 28 1/2" long to 31" long. Single curve except for the tips which curve gracefully outward with carved bowstring nocks.Main shaft is wrapped with rawhide or buckskin, hand stitched with sinew. Arrows have reed shafts with carved nocks, reinforced with sinew and resin. Finely knapped quartz and possibly obsidian stone points, affixed with sinew and resin. Best guess for age is third quarter nineteenth century. I was not able to specifically isolate a tribe of origin, but the characteristics suggest a Southwestern origin, possibly Apache or southern California. The closest comparable bow I could locate was from the Tejon area of California, the region of the Kitanemuk, Chumash and Yokuts tribes. If anyone has an authoritative opinion on it, with some references, I'd love to hear from you.
Exposed area of the wood shaft are much blackened with age and use. No breaks in the wrapping stitches or bowstring. Grip area of the hide-wrapped section of the bow shows much blackening from hand use. A RARE EXAMPLE OF AN ANTIQUE NATIVE AMERICAN BOW AND ARROWS IN WELL-USED BUT EXTRAORDINARY CONDITION.
The item "Antique Native American Indian Bow Arrows stone tip rawhide wrap sinew 1800s" is in sale since Monday, July 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "allenpeach" and is located in Tenants Harbor, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.