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Old 5th May 2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default 3 BOWS help needed !

I have 3 wooden bows which I am unsure of the geographical origins of and hoped that some members may be able to help me with an opinion . The lengths are ( left to right in first pic ) 175 cm , 100 cm and 135 cm.
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Old 6th May 2019, 05:36 PM   #2
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Anyone help here ?
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Old 6th May 2019, 07:59 PM   #3
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Anyone help here ?


Sorry my friend no idea!
My bow from Chad is not like that.
Are you sure that they are from Africa???
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Sorry my friend no idea!
My bow from Chad is not like that.
Are you sure that they are from Africa???


no I am not sure of anything ! Hence the cry for help !
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All look African to me, the larger one is maybe from Cameroon. See http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16932
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thank you Iain , yes the large one does look Cameroon .
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Old 8th May 2019, 02:10 AM   #7
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What makes it look Cameroon? A bow that I would have said is similar, from Tanzania: https://britishmuseum.org/research/...581094&partId=1 (photo attached).

The metal wrapped tip on the short bow is surprising, but it's something I wouldn't expect from anywhere other than Africa. Looks very African (but it still surprises me).
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yes its all very confusing ! But thank you all for your comments.
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