Re: Slavic bowing?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Patrick Jarrett" <gtg346g@m...> wrote:
> Well I couldn't come up with anything on the web, but I wascurious if the slavic cultures had a specific type of bow? Just a
pondering of an idle mind.
>I have done extensive research and may be of help. The whole Slavic
> Mikhail Nicholaev
> mka Patrick Jarrett
area is a hotbed of development of many bow types. May I suggest
that you first become familiar with all medieval bows used in the
area, then we can discuss your area and development. One good
source is a manufacturer in Finland. You can learn a lot here.
>You might also join the SCA-Archery Yahoo group and ask specific
Kinjal of Moravia
Monday, March 31, 2003, 9:53:37 AM, you wrote:
PJ> Well I couldn't come up with anything on the web, but I was curious
PJ> if the slavic cultures had a specific type of bow? Just a pondering of an idle mind.
No bow. No sword. No axe. NOTHING of specifically slavic pattern. The
Slavic world was the source of somebody else's ideas compiled in an
unusual way, but it invented nothing of its own.
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I recall an ancient Thracian practice that could have influnce
here, especially Kievan. The thumbs were hooked in the belt or sash
and the upper body bent horizontal to the floor. The idea was to
present the neck in a completely defenceless state.
- For some reason I get a chest type salute not bowing. It does seem weird.
Soffya Appollonia Tudja
Argent, a patriarchal cross between three crescent gules on a chief sable
three fleur-de-lys Or
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- Baroness Anastasia wrote:
> I read that the hand over the heart was Persian. TheNot Alex, but also a native -- I've only seen/heard what Liudmila
> Russian way is from the waist with arms and hands to
> the side.
> Alex, what do you say???
> Baroness Anstasia>
described. Unless there's been a cultural revolution I am not aware of
during the last couple of years..
From personal experience, one better have a strong lower back if
performing this in a hat-heavy region :).
I don't think the heel-clicking is appropriate for most of the period
due to, well, lack of heels. This hurts when done in leather
A lot of folks seem to be doing 16th century here, though, it might be
ok for that time -- not my period of interest, so I can't give you any
- In a message dated 4/4/2003 1:32:50 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> Before you get yourself all worked up, I would remindYour Excellency,
> you that no ones OPINION should be treated as Gospel.
> Not yours, not mine, not anyones. We have on this page
> my opinion, and your opinion, I only thought to get
> Alex's opinion because he is there.
I might be wrong, but I assumed you wanted Alex's opinion because he is
Russian. Therefore, I chose to remind you that my opinion is based on being a
native of that land as well. I never said it was "Gospel" -- in fact, I said
it was an extrapolation. That's why I would also like to know what Alex
thinks (once we straightened out polite bowing from archery equipment), since
he might have access to some info I can no longer obtain.
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