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Flowing Clouds with Happiness Kite

Flowing Clouds with Happiness

In the 1980s Fei Baoling 费保龄 painted this kite on silk. It is 86 by 78 centimeters and bows out 10 centimeters. It is a slim swallow design, another traditional form of the Chinese kite. The entire kite is decorated with bats, a symbol of happiness and good fortune.












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Last update: June 2008
© Marilyn Shea, 2008