Chinese Festival Kite

Chinese Festival Kite

One of the Chinese kites that were the first aeronautical objects to enter the Smithsonian collections.  This festival kite, made of silk on a bamboo frame and decorated with a bear and snake motif, was originally shown at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. 

Featured in National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography

  • SI-A-10983B

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