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Slender-swallow-shaped Kite with Nine Dragons

Ha Yiqi1986

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance
Beijing, China

This kite is in a slender-swallow shape, a common category of the swallow-shaped kites, and features nine awe-inspiring curled dragons flying in clouds along its outline. In the Chinese culture, “nine” is seen as a sacred and auspicious number symbolizing endlessness and supremacy, while the dragon is a legendary and mythological animal that is acknowledged as the head of all beasts.

Details

  • Title: Slender-swallow-shaped Kite with Nine Dragons
  • Creator: Ha Yiqi
  • Date: 1986
  • Type: Beijing Ha Yiqi Kite
  • Physical format: 197x175cm

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