Mongolian archery men & women use during competition
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.