October 25, 2016

Collection Name: Kite Collection

Collection Number: 4413

Post Type: History

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Krong Nguonly,,

Creation Year: 2005

Length: 55.50

Height: 62.00

Width: 56.00


Traditional paper kite made by Krong Nguonly (Cambodia). It was built to break down into three pieces, top, bottom and hummer. Kite sail is made with recycled paper (possibly used for cement or flour, it has stitching holes along the side of some of the paper), bamboo spars, cut colored tissue paper and plastic bags to make the two tails at the bottom and tassels at top. Two-point bridle, single line. "Ek" hummer musical attachment is bamboo and plant fiber. Kite sail front is signed by the artist and labeled in marker pen with "CAMBODIA".

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