Creation Station: Asian Kites

Creation Station: Asian Kites

(Meanest Indian/Flickr)

Kites have rich traditions around the world, and the countries of Asia are no exception. Used in playful kite fighting games in South Asia, shapes and sizes for this use often result in small, flat, tailless diamonds in order to achieve maximum maneuverability and agility.

Styles in East Asia are more graceful and can have connections to holidays, such as the colorful Japanese koinobori (carp streamers), flown most prominently during Children’s Day. East Asia is also home to the Weifang International Kite Festival, held each April in the Chinese province of Shandong.

Join us at Asia Society Texas Center on February 15 to learn about Asia’s many kite varieties and craft your own flying creation.

 

In collaboration with the Hermann Park Kite Festival. Education programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible by support from The Simmons Foundation. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

The Simmons Foundation

Event Details

15 February 2014
1:00pm - 3:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Free and open to the public.
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