Thursday, March 5, 2009

Moon Kite - Malaysia

This is an unsual card and no, this isn't a pan shaped card, but a moon kite shaped card. Ilyani "imajica" hosted a lottery on the GTKY thread and i was 1 of the winners.

"Wau Bulan (Moon-Kite) is an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite (normally with floral motifs) that is traditionally flown by men in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. It's one of Malaysia's national symbols. Unique to the east coast state of Kelantan, these waus or giant flying kites are often as big as a man, measuring about 3.5 metres from head to tail. It is the largest kite around and is capable of soaring to great heights. Not surprisingly, kite-flying here is a sport for men as some kites require at least two grown up men to handle. Most of the patterns are based on local flora and fauna like birds, animals and flowers.Kites are flown throughout the year but especially after the full moon harvest." - in:

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