Re: Period quivers and other things
- The quiver I constructed is anachronistically
decorated with the image of lady archer loosely copied
from a 14th c. manuscript illumination: her arrows are
NOT carried in a quiver, but are stuck in a bunch
through her belt.
Examples of similar illustrations appear in Robert
By the way, all the debate about what is essentially
ammo is fascinating. It reminds me of certain friends
who are into fly fishing, another pastime which allows
for endless hours of fun amassing esoteric gadgets to
play with! ;-> As for me, I shoot what I've got, check
'em for straightness periodically, and lay the blame
squarely on my own shoulders if I miss 'cause that's
where it belongs.
Also of possible interest, I'm currently perusing Dan
and Jackie DeProspero's excellent "Kyudo" and
"Illuminated Spirit." "Kyudo" is chock full of
excellent drawings and photos for those who wish to
learn the "way of the bow," plus a great deal of
discussion on the mental and philosophical components
of archery as practiced by the Japanese. Further
ruminations upon the teachings of Hideharu Onuma are
covered in "Illuminated Spirit". Well worth a read,
even if you're never going to try to shoot a yumi.
Jehanne de Wodeford, Rusted Woodlands (EAST)
When longbows are outlawed, only outlaws will have longbows.
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