R376.3 a-b, bow and quiver, Inuit, wood, sealskin, leather, ivory, bow: 127 cm, Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

Inuit bow, quiver, bow case

Inuit bow, quiver, bow case.

The case and quiver are made from scrapped sealskin. It is very durable and waterproof. The bow is made from antler, wood or bone and lashed together with sinew and rope.


It is important that a bow be carefully balanced and weighted at the ends. This is done with the extra lacing. This gives it strength, but also allows the maker to balance the bow precisely.