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About The Bowmakers


The story of the most important instrument you’ve never heard of.

The little town of Port Townsend, Washington is known as ”The Mecca of Bowmaking,“ where five world-renowned bowmakers live and work. They are among the handful of craftsmen who still practice this centuries old trade.  

Follow the journey of the “silent servant” of the musical world.

From the workshops of the Port Townsend masters, to France where the modern bow began and to Brazil, home to the imperiled tree from which all bows originate. This is a film that will change the way you hear music.