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Mukha or makha is the traditional Pashtun archery sport played in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The game is played with a long arrow (ghashay) and a long bow (leenda). The arrow has a saucer shaped metallic plate (tubray) at its distal end. The archers play in teams and attempt to hit a small white wooden target called takai surrounded by a circular ring called kwaara. The target is secured in fresh clay placed at some height a few meters away from the archer. Images[edit]

The traditional archery sport of Pathans
Pathans
called Makha. Target is being prepared in the village of Kaddi
Kaddi
in Swabi District

Makha - The archer is preparing to take the shot. A friend is helping him.

Makha - Archer positioning and starting to aim at the target.

Makha - Archer aiming at the target.

Makha - Target successfully hit.

Further reading[edit]

‘Mukha’ lovers throng Topi contest. Dawn, 26 June 2012 Archery
Archery
in traditional form popular in Pakistan
Pakistan
villages. Wave Magazine, 10.01.2009 Mukha at Bellew H. C.; Henry Walter Bellew. A Dictionary of the Pukkhto Or Pukshto Language in which the Words are Traced to Their Sources in the Indian and Persian Languages. Asian Educational Services. pp. 151–. ISBN 978-81-206-1599-1. 

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