Bows is not a family enterprise nor is it built because of the fame
of a great bowhunter. It is a fdifferent sort of enterprise shaped
by Southamerican men, in it they had linked the mystic and the modern,
the artistic and the Legend, the accuracy and the style. This is
the history of its roots: By the end of 1999 four Sothamerican traditional
bowhunters organized an expedition to the juangle called "The
Impenetrable" in Santiago del Estero Province, (Argentina).
It is a very large region set in the North of Argentina and the
South of Paraguay. Mother Nature has favoured the place making it
almost inaccesible to men as its name shows it. This land has only
been explored by adventurers who are not afraid to losetoch with
civilization, and ready to walk into the deepest of its thick woods.
idea was to spend there four days not only to hunt with bow but
to discover as well a part of the country that has beenlittle or
no explored by man and full of Legends. To do so it was neccesary
a map of the place, however the ones they had were not updated and
there were several mistakes because the place has rarely been visited
owing to the thick trees, plants and bushes (there te name of Impenetrable).
When all the essential things were gathered they went into the deep
jungle and then the adventure started !!
or out of curiosity or because of the fantasy that the place worked
in them, they went much futher than they had really thougth. Suddenly,
the unexpected happened and a heavy storm (not forcasted) raged
in such a way that they were at a loss, and to make matters worse
the maps of the jungle dropped over the mud, they were intelligible.
What to do ? They were discouraged and afraid in that hostile land...
and looking for a refuge they could see some human figures waiting.
were Indians of an ancient Tribe settled inside that jungle. They
got near the group and by means of signals they were led to a refuge
belonging to their lands. The Tribe protected the men and saved
them from the sorm and the perils of the forest.
that moment a fluid communication tarted among them,
fist by means of signs and a variable of the language
that is the Mother Tongue of the Guarani Ethnia that
is evennow the Official language in Paraguay. That enabled
an interchange of information and talks on the common
subject that both races had - "The Archery"
- The main source of food for the Tribe was through
bow hunting. The Tribe keep to their habits and Legends
practically they havenīt had any touch with the progresson
the outer world.
The Indians observed the bows that
the group had made, and the group on the other hand
looked intently at the Indians ones. What made the different
the adventurers attention that the Indians arm were as good as their
own wich had been built with such a high tecnology.... And something
fantastic happened, something invaluable for that groups of archers,
the interchange of culture and their generosity to honour the visitors
the Indians passed their secrets. The Invaluable Secret on the
Treatment and Special Selection of the Woods.
groups was astonished and surprised to know about the exquisit treatment
given by the indians to their woods so as to make them more flexible,
resistant and with less weight.
The group was pleased
and they intended to try the same tchnic with the bows they were
making. The group of bowcrafters left the jungle quicked by the
indians and drew a map which would show them the way back towards
the tribe Land to keep in touch with them
on linking with the manufacturing of the handmade bows with the
refined and special selection of woods the result was incredible:
a bow with higher precision, flexibility, elasticity and resistance.
the new methods the yamde bows for themselves to be used in tournaments
and hunting expeditions showing each model to their kins and friends...
and their enthusiasm went so far that they decided to start a Company
to manufacture traditional bows of exquisite quality thanks to knowledge
they had got from the Indians.
They have tried to show their
gratitude collaborating with the foundations which preserves animal
life and rights, the wood jungles and the Indians Settlements in
group went back to the Tribe in 2001 and comment about their idea
to start a Company linking the efforts of both races. Both were
very pleased to work together and started to divide their tasks,
so the Indians were in charge of the selection and tratment of the
woods as well as a deep search of the most refine materials.
company arose due tu the circunstances, the storm the tribe being
there ? the Indian kindness to lead them to their refuge ? or it
was the implicit acceptance of both races ? We are that Company
and here we are to offer the world a "High Quality"
completely carved and handmade with treatment and selection of woods
that only that tribe can offer.
With each bow sold, a tree
will be planted and a contribution to the foundation that protects
the Enviroment, the fauna, the woods and jungles, keeping and preserving
the balance of the Indians Tribes that still belong to SouthAmerica.
here we are, getting in touch with you.
Bow Crafting is owr name .....