April 8, 2011

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 52

Post Type: Photo/s

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Artist or Author: Alison Fujino

Creation Year: 2003

Length: 60 inches

Width: 60 inches


These kites are samples of traditionally made barriletes gigante kites made by the community of Santiago Sacatequepez, Guatemala. They are hung in the arts and crafts warehouse in Antiqua. A salesperson working there told us that they are from the 1950s. Tissue paper and bamboo, geometric designs.

Geographic: Guatemala

Kite Type: Flat

Materials: Bamboo, Paper

Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical

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