Santiago, Guatemala large community kite 2003

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection
Artist or Author: Alison Fujino
Creation Year: 2003
Width: 25 feet
Length: 25 feet
Summary: These three photos show how the finished sail is being backed by paper bond to reinforce and strengthen the tissue paper artwork. All paper is being stripped from the backside and attached by clear plastic shipping tape. the kite will be exhibited the next day at the Day of the Dead festival in the cemetery of Santiago.
Type: Photo/s
Geographic: Guatemala
Kite Type: Flat
Materials: Bamboo, Paper
Significance: Art, Cultural
Images (click to open in viewer):
Application of bond paper to the backside of the tissue paper sail, Santiago, Guatemala Kite makers applying the tape to the paper bond backing of the tissue paper sail. Example of reinforced back of a Santiago kite