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Famous Traditional Bow-maker of China: Gao Xiang

November 15th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Portrait of Mr. GaoxiangGao Xiang (1971-), a famous and excellent traditional bow-maker in China. He was born in Anda City of Heilongjiang Province in 1971. Now he is worked in foreign affairs office of Anda Travel Bureau.

Making traditional bow, arrows and accessories of archery is his only hobbie. For his outstanding skills of making Chinese traditional archery, Mr. Gao Xiang was invited to attend 2009 CTAS (Chinese Traditional Archery Seminar).

His fine works won the high praise of all the seniors, collectors, connoisseurs of Chinese traditional archery and other experts of Chinese archery who attended 2009 CTAS. These seniors and experts are: Mr. Xu Kaicai, Mr. Xie Sufang (Stephen Shelby – Hongkong), Mr. Zhang Yuhua (Yuhua Jang – Taiwan), Mr. Yi Degang, Mr. Yang Fuxi and etc. (more infomation, please visit 2009 CTAS)

“I won’t do the same bow! Do the same bow will not arouse my enthusiasm” , Mr. Gao said that. So the archers should wait for about 10~13 month to get one unique traditional bow which made by Mr. Gao Xiang. “It is worthy of waiting so long, ” one archer said that, “All we know that, Mr. Goa Xiang only make 10 traditional bows each year, this is one really excellent bow which suit for shooting and hunting.”

Fine works from Mr. Gao Xiang-Arrows with tail feather of eagle

Fine works from Mr. Gao Xiang-Ming Horn-Bow (bow shape which belongs to Ming Dynasty)


Fine works from Mr. Gao Xiang-Turkish Horn-Bow

Fine works from Mr. Gao Xiang- Bow Rings

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  1. Joel Hamberg
    March 9th, 2015 at 03:41 | #1

    Hi!
    I am also interested in hornbows, Chinese designs in particular. Price? Models? Time of delivery?
    Quality vs others like Saluki, Grozer?
    Best regards Joel

  2. September 1st, 2011 at 17:59 | #2

    I am interested in Mr Gao Xiangs bows and arrows, is it possible to purchase them?

  3. Nadeem
    December 27th, 2010 at 18:28 | #3

    Hi! I was just wondering, if Mr Gao Xiang sells hornbows? I have seen a photo of a Tatar bow he made, I would be interested in a bow to pull 80 – 90 lb at 81 cm draw length, and with a few custom features (regarding colour and decoration, etc). Could you send me some more information, if he sells, how much they cost?
    Thanks!

  4. Peter Hornak
    February 10th, 2010 at 09:16 | #4

    Dear Sherman,

    Chinese hornbow is very nice…
    can you give me more informations about work of Mr. Xiang, types of bows, technical informations, prices and conditions of order (if is possible order it)?
    Thank you

    With best regards

    Peter

  5. Johan
    January 10th, 2010 at 12:35 | #5

    Dear Sirs

    I am interested in the Chinese archery, both the Ming style and Manchu style.
    There are no Chinese archery lessons in Indonesia, while I myself a 3rd Generation Chinese born in Indonesia.
    Recently I purchased books by Stephen Shelby on Chinese archery, therefore I have to learn archery based on that books.
    I am looking for Manchu Bow made of modern materials from fibers, kindly advice if you know any maker is capable of making authentic Manchu bow
    with modern materials.
    I am not keen in traditonal material, as it will cost more, and it may not survive the tropical weather of Indonesia and more over
    I am a beginner , a modern material manchu bow is a good start for me. Kindly advice

    Regards

    Johan

  6. December 22nd, 2009 at 01:22 | #6

    Hello Manuel,
    We will contact with Mr. Gao Xiang to confirm everything first, if all are ok we will respond you one email in some days. Attention, maybe it will be a long waiting to get your unique Trukish bow.
    By the way, (subject to the “Privacy Policy”) maybe you can use your nickname or your abbreviated name to send one message in public, or you can send message to us directly via “about us & contact us”.
    Best regards,
    Sherman

  7. Manuel
    December 21st, 2009 at 21:27 | #7

    Hi my name is Manuel i am fron Argentina , i am interested in a turkish bow , if you can make one for my and send it to Argentina send to my an e-mail with the price of the bow and the price of the shipping

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