Quiver

In the past, Tibetans were known as fierce warriors. This quiver is part of a festival costume worn by a Tibetan horse rider. Festival events include archery and picking khatags (white friendship scarves) off the ground – all while on horseback. These riders are celebrated in Tibet much like professional hockey players are revered in Canada.


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How have the original quiver, outfit and horse decorations changed over time?

responded: Jun 19, 2012

Posted by Daisy L.

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I think traditional quivers that are kept until today are more likely to be decorations rather than practical tools. Quivers produced today usually cater to needs of users - I think the original function of the quivers have been given more emphasis. pictures from left to right: horse on Tibet new year festival, simplified quiver(contemporary), refined quiver(contemporary).

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