Both the original bow and reproduction are 94cm (37") tip to tip (87cm nock to nock). The siyah is made of mulberry wood, with bamboo core and belly; it is backed with sinew. The bowyer said this particular bow has a 100#+ draw weight. It was made as a horse bow and was designed to fit in a small bow quiver.
The reproduction bow at various angles and also one (top right) that shows the bow before the siyah was carved.
[From top to bottom, left to right] Master Geuk-hwan Park, Thomas Duvernay, bamboo bow bamboo belly, bamboo bow siyah
Second bamboo horse bow crafted by Master Park
Bamboo belly strip. Note: thinning of strip must be done prior to its being applied
Stringing the Bamboo Bow
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