November 6, 2011

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 592

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: Julian Wolfe

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Length: 12 feet 9 inches

Width: 10 feet 1 nich


This is a premier example of Bellevue Washington kite maker Julian Wolfe's interest in the delta kite. After collecting and studying various small deltas from the likes of Dan Leigh, Bob Ingraham, Tony Cyphert, Dale Vanderhoof, he moved to build his own and became focused on scaling them larger and larger, over 10 feet. This one has a "rectangular" skirt, from the base of the delta design, 12 feet 6 inches wide, by 5 feet high The delta diagonal is about 14 feet 4 inches. Gift of the Wolfe family.

Geographic: United States

Kite Type: Flat

Materials: Carbon, Ripstop

Significance: Art, Sport

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