*This product is a special order item and available to purchase online or by speaking to an associate at this selected store. Choose from store pick-up or home delivery. Standard charges apply for home delivery. (learn more)
This is stunning, Fully assembled replica of the Chinese Junk, which was featured in Bruce Lees movie. This 27-inch model is built with quality woods from scratch by master craftsmen using “plank on frame” construction, just like real ships. Each handcrafted model takes more than 50 hours to build. It was built through original ships plans, pictures and drawings. Strip by strip, small planks of mahogany and teak were put together and a smooth surface was created. This model’s amazing details include: wooden front, main and mizzen masts, fabric sails with wooden frame, metal anchor, brass canons, wooden life boat, detailed decking with wooden stairs and sky lights... Model comes with a sturdy wooden stand and metal nameplate. Absolutely no plastic parts!
A junk is a boat used in China. Junks usually have around two or three sails but sometimes have four. Each mast is made of bamboo. Bamboo is used because it is so strong that you don’t need very many ropes. Very large junks (about 150 meters or 492 feet long) are usually used for worldwide trips. An average sized junk usually carries food from city to city. The first Chinese junks were built in the Song dynasty between 960-1270. Later, in 1271-1368 a Mongol emperor built the first Chinese imperial treasure fleets. These junks sailed to Sumatra, Ceylon, and southern India. The famous explorer, Marco Polo journeyed to the Mongol court and described seeing four-masted junks that had sixty cabins for merchants and crews of up to 300. About six centuries ago, the Chinese built huge armadas of junks that sailed to Ceylon, Arabia, and East Africa. The fleet had huge nine-masted junks that were over 400 feet long and 150 feet wide or 122 meters long and 46 meters wide. There were 27,000 crew members and soldiers in the armada! These junks were escorted by water tankers, supply ships, ships for cavalry horses, and patrol boats. The armada sailed to ports around the Indian Ocean and traded Chinese silk, porcelain, and lacquerware for spices, ivory, medicines, and pearls. Then between 1405-1433, treasure fleets sailed out seven times to trade with other countries. They traded from Taiwan to the Persian Gulf. Historians believe that at this time the Chinese were ready to colonize the world. However, all overseas trade was banned in the 1500s. Throughout China's history, junks were also used as war ships. Believe it or not, today many families live on junks. These families often use the junk as a way of making money.
Disclaimer of Native American Origin or Manufacture No product sold on this website, or on any ATG Stores website, is Native American produced, a Native American product, or the product of a particular Native American, Native American tribe, or Native American arts and crafts organization, resident in the United States or abroad.
You currently have no recommended items. Browse a few more items to give us an idea of what you like.
Sign Up and Save 10%
Don't miss our design tips, savings and special offers! Join the ATGStores.com email list!
You are consenting to receive marketing emails from ATGStores.com. You can unsubscribe any time by using the unsubscribe link in our marketing emails, contacting us at ATG Stores, 11410 NE 122nd Way, Ste. 200, Kirkland WA 98034 or via email at Privacy@atgstores.com.