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Blue Swallow Kite

Blue Swallow

Ha Kuiming 哈蝰明 painted this all blue kite. Made of silk, it is 68 by 80 centimeters and was completed in the 1980s. Five bats wish happiness on the upper wings, twirling bats surrounding the longevity symbol on each wing do the same, on the cheeks are coins wishing wealth, and in the center of the head the painter worked in a peach for long life.












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Last update: June 2008
© Marilyn Shea, 2008