November 6, 2011

Collection Name: Betty Street Collection

Collection Number: 1018

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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

Creation Year: 1990

Length: 0.00

Height: 29.50

Width: 28.50


Traditional Nantong Whistle kite from China. Single line.Nantong is famous for the use of gourds on the surface of their handpainted kites. The gourds are cut with holes to create whistling sounds as the kite flies. Gourds are painted to help seal and keep from deteriorating. Ten-point bridle. 1990 to 1992

Geographic: Peoples Republic of China

Kite Type: Flat

Materials: Bamboo, Silk

Significance: Cultural

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