November 6, 2011

Collection Name: Betty Street Collection

Collection Number: 1019

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: 23.00

Width: 22.00


Commercial Nantong, China, Whistle kite, single line. Not a good flyer, are used as wall decoration. Made using silkscreened silk over a bamboo frame. Usually the whistles are gourds, but these are cut bamboo, lacquered. Five-point bridle. 1990 to 1992

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.

Geographic: Peoples Republic of China

Kite Type: Flat

Materials: Bamboo, Silk

Significance: Cultural

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