Small freestanding racks, poles, or stands, either plain or elaborately carved with symbols, made and used in Africa for supporting bows, with or without arrows; traditionally functioning as symbols of office for chieftains and symbols of honor for great heroes and hunters, though in some regions may be owned by any man.

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Small freestanding racks, poles, or stands, either plain or elaborately carved with symbols, made and used in Africa for supporting bows, with or without arrows; traditionally functioning as symbols of office for chieftains and symbols of honor for great heroes and hunters, though in some regions may be owned by any man.

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Bow Stands
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021