Antique recurved Kaman bow from Rajastan North India

Antique recurved Kaman bow from Rajastan North India

A rare war bow from North India Rajastan knwn as a Kaman. of  Recurved form, when strung the bow would have been under high tension and able to fire arrows for a considerable distance. This form of recurved/reflex bow was used throughout the eastern world from Mongolia to Turkey. The bow is red lacquered with painted flowers as decoration at intervals. It is all solid and stable and in good condition for its age and fragility, there has been some restoration and retouching to the paintwork. This is an antique bow dating to the 18th or early 19th century and is extremely fragile.

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