May 18, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2157

Post Type: Book

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Artist or Author: Sim Sarak and Cheang Yarin

Creation Year: 2003

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Language: Khmer (Cambodian) Description: Following decades of internal turmoil in Cambodia, a peaceful element of Khmer culture is experiencing a renaissance. The Khmer kite is taking to the skies again. Most famous of the Khmer kites is the Khleng Ek, or musical kite, equipped with a vibrating hummer that produces five divverent sounds, but through their research, authors Sim Sarak and Cheang Yarin have uncovered at least 27 distinct designs from various regions of Cambodia. It is their goal now to renew interest in this traditional pastime and to find craftsmen willing and able to teach the intricacies of kite making.

56 pages

Geographic: Cambodia

Kite Type: Figure, Flat

Materials: Bamboo, Paper

Significance: Cultural

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