Kamanja Bow

Kamanja Bow

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Description (Brief)
This bow was made by an unknown maker in the Caucasas, probably 19th century. It is a hand-hewn flexible stick with black painted ends, black horsehair attached with metal rings and cloth at holding end to adjust hair tension. Accessioned with kamanja (Cat. #072976).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bow
date made
19th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
horsehair (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 5/8 in x 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 62.5475 cm x 1.905 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
MI.072983
catalog number
072983
accession number
13300
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Geo. J. Engelmann
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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