October 25, 2016

Collection Name: Kite Collection

Collection Number: 4428

Post Type: History

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

Creation Year: 2004

Length: 0.00

Height: 106.00

Width: 23.50


Traditional paper Khleng Krapeu from Cambodia. Made with brown craft paper and bamboo. Serpent or cobra kite shape, common to Asia, this one depicts the "crocodile" of the rivers. It has two parts, head and body. Sparred head with sail attached with glue. It is connected with a verticle spar that ends at the connect of the start of the tail. There is much work devoted to the tail, cut out of colored paper pieces glued to the main tail sail, to create "scales." It has legs configured off of horizonal spar, two lengs hanging from each side.

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