Kite - Korean Object Reg. No: SH 990066

Used: circa 1989
Donated by the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea, 1989.
The Australian Children's Folklore Collection is unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.
Rectangular Korean kite, made from bamboo and bark-fibrepaper. The kite is made from white paper, and has triangular patterns painted on the front: on top corners - yellow and red; on bottom corners - blue. A circle with red, yellow and blue segments has been pasted at centre top. Thin twine is attached to the top corners, the centre and the lower centre of the kite. Back is plain, although the colour is showing through from front. Four thin strips of bamboo are attached from corner to corner and across the horizontal and vertical centres at the back of kite, and thin twine has been tied tightly across top corners, causing top of kite to bow. Paper has a large circular hole cut from the middle. There are five holes in the rice-paper, and three thin spots. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 49.00 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Width), 34.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: children s play, cultural traditions, games, handmade games toys, wind, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Action Toys
Tertiary Classification: wind
Place & Date Made: Korea, by 1989
References: Toys and Games of Children of the World; Gabriel Chanan and Hazel Francis, pub. UNESCO, 1984.

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