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Known for its large fighting kites, Afghanistan has a long kite history. The kites probably arrived via trade routes from India and are made in much the same form as the Indian patang, but much larger (almost 1M x 1M) due to the predominately light, mountain winds.

The kite culture of Afghanistan is well described in the bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

 

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