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