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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What objects do you know of that originated for the purpose of warfare?

responded: Jun 19, 2012

Posted by Susan F.

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