Selk’nam (Ona) Yah

A beautiful photo of arrows from the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.  Collected in the early 20th century.

Wonderful sinew wrappings, glass points, and clay pigments.

And the nice little bow that accompanies them.




About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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7 Responses to Selk’nam (Ona) Yah

  1. Joe Karr says:

    The points are quite spectacular , the light box photo, and the symmetry just sets it off. I have not worked with sinew. Want to try it. Lately, I built a 70″ flat bow, pyramid,2″ wide. Oak. Now the arrow making begins. I am trying bamboo shafts, I make points from 1″ bandsaw blades.these images help with design, and inspiration, thanks!

  2. anglo says:

    Toying with the idea of going “walkabout” and camping rough ( free ). Thinking that I should look into a short bow and gear. Thoughts ?

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