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Kite

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Native Name:
Yon
Object Number:
16810A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Korean
Provenience:
Korea
Period:
Yi Dynasty
Date Made:
19th century-1893
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1893
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paper
Description:
This kite is made of gray paper with a red circle, which is known as kkok-tji (꼭지), at the top center. There is a hole in the middle, which is 8 inches in diameter. It is supported with 4 thin pieces of bamboo struts on the back. There are some tears.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Korean Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition

Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 10, Fig. 14
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