Vintage archery is definitely a thing.
How long have people loved archery? We should probably throw it a 20,000th birthday party. World Archery estimates that bows and arrows date to the Stone Age. Knowing how to shoot was a survival skill for many.
As civilization evolved, so did archery. By the late 1500s, the sport’s first documented competition featured 3,000 people shooting arrows across a field.
Fun fact: Bows and arrows have evolved more in the past 30 years than in the previous 3,000. High-tech recurve bows and super-fast compounds are available at stores everywhere. Many people have rediscovered bowhunting as a way to source food locally, and we have games for almost every archer.
Today, though, vintage archery is hot. Hand-crested arrows are all over Etsy and Pinterest. Longbows and simple quivers are must-have fashion accessories. And our favorite clothing stores put archery front and center. Here are 12 photos that show where pop culture gets its archery inspiration: