Bow and Arrow

Siat Khnam is a local tribal sport that serves as well as a system of local lottery. Siat Khnam involves groups of Khasi tribe marksmen shooting dozens of arrows into a straw barrel target. At the end of the round, the number of on target arrows are counted, and the last two digits of the total are taken as the lucky number. People having bet on this particular number, win an amount of money according predefined quotes. Siat Khnam is scheduled every day with teams switching every day. Aiming the target during Siat Khnam, a traditional Khasi archery game, Shillong in the State of Meghalaya in North-Eastern India, September 2014