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Society for the Promotion of Traditional Archery

Bow designs are infinite -their origin depending on available materials and the culture which used them -and for what purpose, from the simple hunting bow of the bushman, to the sophisticated composite bows of Asia, this weapon has a history going back thousands of years-and some prehistoric designs are included. Flick through the gallery below for a brief journey through some of the bows being recreated today.

Photos by Hilary, Darek, Carol, Cem and more...

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