November 6, 2011

Collection Name: bill lockhart Collection

Collection Number: 758

Post Type: Kite object or Accessory

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

Creation Year: 1988

Length: 0.00

Height: 15.00

Width: 3.50


Centipede kite with dragon head from Weifang, China. Centipede section is made from handpainted silk circles with bamboo frames, attached at the center of bamboo sticks with feathers on the ends. Approx. 28 sections are linked together with string. Dragon head is handpainted, very colorful paper mache and styrofoam, and attaches to front of centipede train. Kite comes in a green and blue fabric-covered hinge box.

Geographic: Peoples Republic of China

Kite Type: Figure

Materials: Bamboo, Paper

Significance: Commercial, Cultural

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