MALAYSIA
   WAU BULAN KITE
Called a Moon Kite, it is richly decorated with colourful patterns of flowers and leaves. It has a bamboo frame a tissue covering on which brightly coloured paper is cut and stuck on to make these kite so beautiful to look at.

Wau Bulans, Wau Kuching and other similar kites are constructed to fly in a figure of eight path so as to make the normally attached hummer give a constant noise.
   LEAF KITE
2 metre x 2 meter leaf kite made from ripstop nylon. Bought at the Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival 2000.

 
 WAU BULAN KITE
Moon Kite same as above but not so richly decorated.The blank spaces on either side are called the lekok (the eyes) and are said to guide the kite in flight.
 

 WAU KUCHING

Called a cat kite, another very popular shape in Malaysia and decorated in the same way as the Wau Bulan.

This one has a hummer attached.
Hummers have been used to lul the kite fliers to sleep, to frighten away evil spirits, and to forcast the following days weather.

  WAU BULAN KITE
Called a Moon Kite, it is richly decorated with colourful patterns of flowers and leaves. It has a bamboo frame a tissue covering on which brightly coloured paper is cut and stuck on to make these kite so beautiful to look at.

It would normally flown with a hummer attached.
   WAU BULAN KITE
Moon Kite same as above but not so richly decorated