"Kite is a symbol of the Chinese handicraft. Flying a kite is a very popular activity in all generations in China. Flying a kite is a very popular activity in all generations in China. It is easy to find the scene that when in the holidays, there are large numbers of people gathering to the squares and holding lines to control beautiful kites in the blue sky.
"In ancient time, kite was called sparrow hawk and was also well known as glede in northern region of China.
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"Tang Dynasty poet Gao Pian had written a poem named Kite:
Strings sound the blue sky in a silent night,
Wind brings tunes coming right;
Vaguely resembles a melody to listen,
Also it mists into breeze might.
"In Tang Dynaster, kite was introduced to CHinese neighboring countries like Korea and Japan. In 13th century, an Italian explorer, Marco Polo, introduced kite to Europe, and since then, kite was introduced to all over the world.
"In ancient time, kite was used for military purpose initially, like measuring and three-dimensional forms. Graphic designs are based on individual interests, with silk, paper, and also can be made by plastic materials.
"Weifang city in Shandong province China is the kite capital of the world. It has the largest kite museum in the world covering an area of 8,100 square feet.The design of the museum resembles the famous Weifang local dragon-head centipede kite.
"In a word, through history of the kite's development, Chinese traditional culture is integrated with kite craft. Chinese fairy tales, folk art and luck characters have been used for kite designs."