The Navajo (Diné) and Hopi developed an arm guard to provide protection while shooting an arrow from a bow called a ketoh. It is often sports a central motif, decorated with silver and turquoise. While functional they are normally personal and ritual adornment.
Usage: Courtesy Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Credit: Photo Kitty Leaken
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