When drawing a bow using an Asiatic grip, the thumb is hooked thumb around the string just beneath the arrow and braced with the first finger. The bowstring rests against the inner pad of the archer's thumb. To protect the thumb, archers wear a thumb ring. This is a ring of leather, horn, stone or metal that fits over the end of the thumb, coming to rest at the outer edge of the outer joint. A flat area extends from the ring to protect the pad of the thumb. The bowstring rests against this flat area when the bow is drawn. The thumbs up gesture is a sign of approval in many cultures. ... Fingers of the human left hand The finger is any of the digits of the hand in humans and other species such as the great apes. ...
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