Bow Guard

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Title

Bow Guard

Description

A bow guard, or ketoh (ga-to) in Navajo serves to protect the arm of an archer. Made of metal and leather, the ketoh was worn on the wrist to protect an archer from the snap of the bowstring. Navajo adornment utilizes silver and turquoise and reflects influences from contact with other native peoples and Spanish and American colonists. Applying the decorative techniques and materials gained from these contacts to develop a unique style of silversmithing, Navajo craftsmen became widely recognized for their expertise by the end of the 1800's.

Source

From the collection of Henry Lauderbough

Date

Early 1900's

Contributor

Curated by Kerrie Lohr

Format

Silver with turquoise stones; leather

Identifier

1936.9.7 MA2010

Coverage

American Southwest

Files

1939.9.7.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Bow Guard,” Omeka@CTL, accessed June 4, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/572.

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