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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Mar 30, 2011 by Chinavine

Kites were used in China for military purposes, and also as a traditional tool to worship gods and ancestors. For example, Chinese people pray for the arrival of Fortune God as the Chinese New Year approaches. He is then sent ...

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Folk Art Transmission Ha’s great-grandfather and grandfather made kites to support their families. Ha’s father made kites for this reason, but he also considered kite making a family treasure and tradition, and so he focused on how to transmit this ...

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Ha Yi Qi’s kites are created in a wide range of styles, each with different symbolic meaning, and suited for different flying conditions.

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

The Beijing style of kite making involves very intricate decorative patterns with symbolic meanings. There are eight types of kites, each with a different structure and purpose, and suited to different conditions for flying. Kites like those made by Ha ...

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Ha’s family has made kites for over 160 years, and Ha Yiqi is a fourth generation kite maker. His great-grandfather was fascinated by kites. While he was working in a restaurant, he bought a kite and learned how to make ...

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