INDONESIAN KITES

 


SINGLE LEAF KITE

A simple leaf kite popular in Bali and surrounding countries - flown with a long tail.

It is thought that leaf kites were the first ever to be flown
This type of  kite was used and still is for fishing. At the bottom of the kite a line and hook is attached instead of a tail which enables the fisherman to catch the larger fish which swim further away from the shadow of the boat. This method has been used the for over 2000 years.    

 

 LEAF KITE


A more sophisticated leaf kite made from the large leaves of the bread fruit tree.This type of kite has been flown for 1000's of years This kite is also used by the Indonesian fisherman for fishing.

A very rare kite. The leaves are stitched together with thin strips of natural fibre.
   MOTH

Beautifully hand painted wings on man made fibre and bamboo frame - 2 metre wing span.

 
 COBRA KITE

A beautifully decorated snake kite - 6 metres in length.

 
 LARGE HAWK

A 3 metre hawk kite built especially for me on a visit to Bali.

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