Thursday, April 18, 2019


Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.
~Nigerian Proverb

This Art Thursday, we're all a-quiver with arrow-holders.

Ottoman round shield, bow, and quiver (16th century)
photo by Wolfgang Sauber

Bågkoger från Turkiet 1620-tal

Bamboo quiver for blowpipe darts
Tropenmuseum, part of the National Museum of World Cultures

Reconstruction of Sarmatian chieftain, detail. Araltobe mount, Kazakhstan, III-II cc. BC
photo by Аимаина хикари

Quiver of the Hausa people, West Africa

Quivers and hunting horns
by Wenceslas Hollar

A quiver made of a fox

1 comment:

HWY said...

Such works of art...wouldn't mind having one myself. :-)

I did some archery recently and it made me want to get back into it. A quiver such as these would be nice, but it would be nicer just hanging on the wall.