The rectangular Korean fighter, with a hole centered in its sail, is unique in the world’s fighting kite landscape. It is flown with the mechanical advantage of a fast-spinning, long-handled winder that gives the accomplished flier great control over huge aerial distances.

Korea was one of the first places that kites migrated from China, at least 1000 years ago. They were used ceremonially in ancient times but have been a popular toy for many centuries. Used by the Korean Navy as signals from ship-to-ship, many of the familiar graphic motifs used today are variations.

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