The Traditional Bowyer

by Dominicus Danardono August. 01, 2017 856 views

Mr. Roostopo (a.k.a. Popop), is a traditional bowyer who lives in Surakarta, Indonesia. He is one of the finest traditional bowyer in the country. His workshop is part of his house. It is small, simple, and there isn't any sophisticated equipment. It can be said that the bow and arrow are all handmade. Just so you know, the traditional bow is made from wood for the handle/grip/riser and bamboo for the limbs. The shaft of the arrows are also made from bamboos.

Working

Working

Smoothing the limb

Smoothing the limb

Serving the customer

Serving the customer

Mr. Roostopo

Mr. Roostopo

Taking a break

Taking a break

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Great report of a dying art.

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dominicus Danardono Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you Antonio. 
Actually, I ordered one set of bow and arrows, and will start to practice traditional archery next month. blush

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
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