Archery is one essential part of the Three Manly Sports and it is also very ancient. This sport was created to improve the skill of shooting at a distance as far as possible, to hunt as much game as possible, to celebrate a hunting ceremony, and to let the shooters shoot while the hunting-dance is performed.
There is no limit of the participants’ number in this sport, but the winner is chosen by their ability to shoot at a great distance.
The distance of the contemporary sport of archery is 45 feet or 75-80 meters. We make shooting targets by weaving leather strips into a tub-shape.
1. Mainframe – birch or bamboo tree
2. Front layer – horn/bone
3. Back layer – tendon/sinew
4. String – fishline material string
The decoration is made by the printed paper as the traditional pattern, bow laminated with fiber optic like a thread for protecting pattern paper.
The Mongolians, throughout history, crafted composite bows for their troops. Made from wood, sinew, and horn, it was glued together using a substance extracted from the bladders of fish. Due to the drying needs of the glue, a single bow could take up to a year to be properly constructed. The primary difference which makes the Mongolian bow unique is the fact that the string rests on the limbs once released.