August 15, 2011

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 166

Post Type: Photo/s

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Artist or Author: SITES: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Creation Year: 1982


Kites have enjoyed a longer continual history than any other toy except dolls. Yet kites have also been instrumental in advancing bridge-building technology, aeronautical research and military strategies. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) has produced an exhibition called 'Colorful Kite Tales' that captures the fascination and diversity of kites. 

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Geographic: Canada, India, Japan, North America, Oceania, Republic of China (Taiwan), United Kingdom, United States

Kite Type: Bowed, BoxCellular, Figure, Flat, Inflated, Sport

Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical, Scientific, Sport