Small bow, part of a set that includes a quiver (E1115-0-B). This is identified on the Smithsonian Institution's catalogue as a 'boy's bow'. The stave is approximately 52 cm long, or half the size of a regular bow of this type. It is a somle bow, made from a single piece of wood, probably spruce. The bow stave is thickest in the middle and flattened at each end, where knob-like projections have been carved to hold a bowstring made of braided sinew. A long piece of braided sinew is laid lengthwise along the back of the bow, passing around the end projections and twisted together into two cables. The sinew backing is attached to the stave by a series of hitches, also made from sinew.
Sinew cable-backed bow and quiver.