Chinese Kites

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Chinese Kites

Chinese Kites

China is acknowledged as the birthplace of kites dated over 2000 years ago. Kite was first used in the military as an important signaling and diversionary tool. The use of kites was changed to entertainment.

Kite making process can be divided into 3 steps: thick and strong bamboo strips for the frame, paper or sometime silk to cover the frame, and painting. The kites may be differentiated into four categories: skolopender, hard wings, soft wings, and flat ones. The finest kites are made from split golden bamboo, covered with silk, and hand painted. The raw material changed from silk to paper. Recently, kite flying has publicized as a sport activity and entertainment. WeifangCity of ShandongProvince is widely regarded as “the world's capital of kites”. 


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