A relic these days even in the villages, the Hmong Bamboo bow struck fear in people's hearts more than 200 years ago when they were still widely used by the Hmong people who shot them from horsebacks. Today they largely fulfil ceremonial functions and are widely used at the annual games during the Hmong new year.
Besides the villagers and young Hmong boys looking to impress their female counterparts during the festivals, few know how to shoot it properly, and even fewer know how to craft this masterpiece. Chai song is one of the old veteran hunters who still retains that knowledge at age 86.
Using young bamboo of a certain age, special tree bark and chicken's fur, he is able to build the most classic and original bamboo bow the Hmong people used in wars and hunting. Learn directly from the master in an intimate session on how to craft these amazing contraption, shoot it under his guidance and see if you can best him in archery!
Note: Bring your own bottled water