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Melon and Butterfly Kite

Melon and Butterfly

Kong Bingzhang 孔炳彰 used silk for this slim swallow kite. Painted in 2002, it is 52 by 62 centimenters. The wing circles are butterflies around melons, rather than bats around longevity, and butterflies have replaced bats at the girdle as well. This kite is all about love.












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Last update: June 2008
© Marilyn Shea, 2008