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    Achim Kinter

    Kinter is one of the leading German historical kite makers. His reconstructions of Cody, Sauls, Grund kites and others, have made him an authority on …

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    Adnyana Nyoman

    Nyoman is one of the world’s great kite ambassadors and an advocate for the kite traditions of Bali. He has helped to introduce the traditional …

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    Ajay Prakash

    Indian travel agent Prakash has led numerous “desert kite tours” in India. Traveling to Jodphur and Jaipur during the kite season leading up to Makar …

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    Akihiro Ogawa

    Ogawa-san is one of the last professional hata makers in Nagasaki. Working in cramped quarters just down the hill from Nagasaki’s famous Kasagashira Hill, Ogawa …

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    Al Farsi Family

    Abdul Rahman Al Farsi is the owner of the world’s largest kite (as of May 20, 2011), a giant manta ray made by Peter Lynn …

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    Alessia Marrocu

    As a youth, Sicilian born Alessia Marrocu was introduced to the world of kites by her parents and she has since established her own playful …

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    Alexander Graham Bell

    Canadian Bell experimented extensively with tetrahedral kites in his quest of powered, controlled flight. His kite experiments culminated in the giant Cygnet, with 3300 cells. …

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    Alison Fujino

    The energetic administrator of the Drachen Foundation has been its central point of contact since inception. From a museum background she has acquired the skills …

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    Amie Barcelou

    Canadian Barcelou produced amazing three-dimensional, structural kites. Heavy, but well executed, his flying creations included skunks, a flying witch, and all kinds of unexpected airborne …

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    Andre Cassagne

    Andre Cassagne raised the bar in box-kite construction when he developed plastic connectors that could be used to make tetrahedrons, flying rings, and any variation …

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