CHINESE COLLECTION (1)

 FEMALE SWALLOW

Note the thin body for a female. This kite is decorated with many bats which is a symbol for lots of good luck and prosperity.

Made by Zhao Shi Ming. Beijing
 

 LARGE BUTTERFLY

Made by Mr. Ha Yiqi one of China's most famous kite makers. The bright colours and designs on the wings are the same as those used in many Chinese carpets. The eyes rotate when the wind passes through them.
2.5 metre wing span.

 

 VULTURE

Hand painted silk wings and paper mashie body. From Beijing

   RED HEADED CRANE

The crane symbolizes longevity as it alleged to live 1000 years. Made in Weifang with a wing span of 2.5 metres. Nick-named Rodney and is flown regulary at kite festivals in England. This is one of two in my collection, the other made by me.
 

 CHINESE DRAGON

The dragon is a symbol of power and prosperity as it can ascend into heaven. This dragon is 100 metres long and requires six people to launch. Very spectacular to see flying. Flown at most kite festivals in England

Made by Low Chin Mjhee



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