CULTURE Traditional bow maker hopes to pass on his skill

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Traditional bow maker hopes to pass on his skill

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22:24, December 24, 2020

Traditional bow maker E Jianye tries a bow he has made, Dec. 23, 2020. E Jianye is an inheritor of the traditional craftsmanship of Xibe bows and arrows in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. (Photo: China News Service/Yu Haiyang)

Traditional bow maker E Jianye works on a bow, Dec. 23, 2020. E Jianye is an inheritor of the traditional craftsmanship of Xibe bows and arrows in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. (Photo: China News Service/Yu Haiyang)

Traditional bow maker E Jianye works on a bow, Dec. 23, 2020. E Jianye is an inheritor of the traditional craftsmanship of Xibe bows and arrows in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. (Photo: China News Service/Yu Haiyang)

Traditional bow maker E Jianye carefully glues a small piece onto a bow, Dec. 23, 2020. E Jianye is an inheritor of the traditional craftsmanship of Xibe bows and arrows in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. (Photo: China News Service/Yu Haiyang)

Photo taken on Dec. 23, 2020 shows the arrows E Jianye has made. E Jianye is an inheritor of the traditional craftsmanship of Xibe bows and arrows in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. (Photo: China News Service/Yu Haiyang)

Born into a family of bow makers, E Jianye began to learn bow-making from his grandfather at the age of 15.

It usually takes at least one year to make a Xibo bow due to the complicated details and steps.

He opened a club for traditional bow lovers and hopes to pass on his skill.

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