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Carter No.: 048j(1)

Handlist description: Compound bow decorated with coloured barks

Card/Transcription No.: 048j1-1

48 (j 1) Compound bow decorated with coloured barks.

1:10 <> A B C D E F G H I Notch as usual, with groove at back.

L. 110.5. W. in centre 2 x 1.5 thick: at centre of reverse curve 2 x 1.2: below notch 1.1 x .8: notch 1.2 x 1.2. Bow entirely covered by bark, so but little of details of construction could be noted. Made of three pieces anyway <>.

Decoration A. Plain dark red; beyond notch light brown. B. Elaborate patterns in various barks, red, green and light brown, & gold leaf. 14 bands of different patterns.


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