bow (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Bow formed of a long, slightly curved piece of bamboo which has been decorated with reddish pigment. One side of the bow shows intricate etched decoration. A long length of string is tied around at end of the bow, and has a small piece of leather and a small strip of bamboo tied to it.
Label: Typed label reads "16? Name of article: Gulal (used in shooting and scaring birds). Species of wood used: Dendrocalamus Strictu (Bamboo). No. of article: 1. Price: Rs 1/-".

fighting

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