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Only Black Kite

Only Black Kite

This simple looking kite by Zhang Baozhu 张宝朱 is filled with symbolic images. It has a dragon with the dragon's pearl at the center, twirling bats, gourds, five bats at the girdle, and the Buddhist swastika worked into a Greek key design above that. Painted on silk in reverse in 1998, it measures 74 by 78 centimeters.












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Last update: June 2008
© Marilyn Shea, 2008