Learn how to design, construct and fly Chinese kites with this classic craft book. Widespread kite-making among the people of China insured the transmission of the art for from generation to generation. Time and again people found joy and practical protection in the use of kites. In 500 A.D. Emperor Moo used kites as signals to rally his soldiers in time of danger. Kites have also been used for individual or family protection. Using a reed flute attached to a kite they were lofted over the house throughout the night to frighten away thieves and bandits. The more superstitious continue this practice to protect the house from evil spirits at night. Now with this fun kite book, you and your family can partake in the ancient Chinese tradition of kite flying.
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