Weapons

Weapons
Human beings probably fought each other from the very beginning. They killed each other using weapons prevalent at that time. Cave paintings of Europe and Africa gave evidence of existence of primitive weapons like clubs, spears and axes as back as 10000 BC. Till the discovery of metals, weapons were made of wood and stone. Primitive weapons included swords, daggers, daggers, bow & arrow and slings. Initially leather and wooden shield were used but subsequently metallic shields and helmets came into existence. Other defensive war weapons included breastplates and backplates. Men mostly fought on foot till 6000 year ago. Chariots drawn by donkeys and horses became a part of the army hence. Longbow became very popular by the 14th century. They were widely used by the English. The 16th century brought guns and changed the warfare altogether. It was followed by use of grenades in the next century. Modern weapons came into existence from the 19th century and included machine guns, airplanes, jet planes and nuclear weapons.

Rajasthan is the land of colorful history of royalty and invasions. In the southern part of Rajasthan there are people belonging to Bhil community. Bhil basically means bow. People of this community...
Split ply camel girths of Rajasthan are generally made manually by hand without involving any sort of loom. Goat hair or cotton cord is woven into yarn on the spindle which is then doubled to make it...
Betel nut accessories like nut-crackers and knives are some of the accessories which are very well designed household instruments. These knives are designed in a very special way and have sharp teeth...
A spear is a pole type weapon consisting of a long shaft with a sharply pointed end. It is believed that spears are one of the earliest weapons devised by man during the Bronze Age. It is a low cost...
Jaipur, Udaipur, and Sirohi are the main centers for making swords and shields.These things play a vital role and are important for the traditional ceremonies. The design is first etched on the iron...