river Koppi, Ussuri Krai, Data
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood; metal; threads: plant fiber (rope)
length of bow 92.0; length of lodge 56.0; length of arrows 67.0, 79.0, 65.0
Consists of a slightly curved wooden bow with a vegetable fiber string, a stock with cutouts, a trigger which is a slightly curved stick, an arrow with a double metal arrowhead, an arrow with an awl-shaped metal head with a rope tied to its shaft, and a spare shaft. Depending on the arrowhead type and the parts’ size, several trap bow types were distinguished. They were set on game trails. To prevent a wounded animal from running away, a rope was tied to the arrow shaft.
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