July 16, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2849

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

This item was entered by Henk2 Jordaan. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Logan Fow

Creation Year: 1970

Length: 36 feet

Height: 22 1/2" (sail)

Width: 18 inches


This Sri Lankan cobra kite is a clever and beautiful creating inspired by regional flora and fauna. The sail and tail is of glassine-like paper, and the pattern is created with cut and glued shapes. The tail is extremely long, almost 36 feet in length. The sparing is that of bamboo.

Geographic: Sri Lanka, Thailand

Kite Type: Figure, Flat

Materials: Bamboo, Paper

Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical

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