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Flat Kites

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Flat kites are constructed within a single plane, and are made of a complete rigid bamboo frame. All (four) sides of the frame or of the frame segements are limited by bamboo spars.
These kites are very easy to fly. Most of them are flown with long tails to grant a stable in-flight behaviour. Flat kites are build in many forms and types, very often with pictorial motives from ancient myths and religious ideas, very ofthen with a picture of the ying-yang sign. The number of kite edges is often derived from the number four as a luck promising numeral. An examle is the kite with two by four edges, therefore named "Eight-Orclediagram-Kite" (cf. kites 3001 - 3004).

Just click onto the appropriate link to see the example in detail (you may order all kites shown).





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