|Ochre staining the bows |
and bow strings
|The top bow is shown with its back|
up and the lower bow is belly up.
The sticks are not selected with any great nicety, some of them being knotty, and of very rude appearance; but under this simple rustic guise they carry very great perfection; and to those who examine them with due attention admirable skill is shown in their construction. Except in the grasp the inside of them is cut flat... - Lieutenant John Cartwright 1768
|It was important to me that there be |
knots preserved on the back of the
bow (top), while the belly (lower)
should look much flatter and
smoother by comparison.
Photo Credits: Tim Rast