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Making A Stick-Bow Part 4: Twisting Bowstring /w The Urban-Aboriginal

The_Urban_Aboriginal

Published  4 weeks ago

The next important part of any bow is the string. Natural fibers can be used to achieve this. Here I am using harvested dogbane (Apocynum canabinum). Next to animal tendon or sinew dobane in the Northern hemesphire is one of the most strongest natural fibers you an find. I was used by Native peoples to make nets, clothing, traps, and bowstring. Here I am showing the start of reverse-twisting using dogbane fibers.

 

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