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
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).