Ethnological archery

The bow is a common object present on all continents. Whether in Africa, Asia, Oceania or in the Americas, it is an indispensable object in everyday life. Each culture designed its bow according to its needs and materials available in its environment. The museum’s non-European collections showcase these differences and particularities while insisting on the universal nature of archery. 

Persian bow

Chinese thumb rings

Shona bow and arrows

Repeating crossbow

Matis quiver and blowpipe accessories