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Fortune and Longevity Kite

Fortune and Longevity

Ma Jiashu 马家树 of the Beijing College of Nationalities painted this kite in the 1990s. It is 65 by 45 centimeters on paper. The kite is called "Fortune and Longevity" because bats symbolize good fortune or happiness and at the bottom of the kite the stylized peaches represent longevity.












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Last update: June 2008
© Marilyn Shea, 2008