10 Best Kites

"I made the following list because every kite on the list has some impact upon me as a kite maker, kite collector, or kite writer. In some cases, I think the kites are pure artistic perfection, in others, a culmination of a life’s work in kites, and in still others, a great combination of whimsy and expression." - Scott Skinner


Balinese Bebean kite, unknown maker, Bali, Indonesia


Black or White Tosa, Peter Malinski, Germany


Cicadas and Bees, Masaaki Sato, Japan / Friedensreich Hundertwasser collaborations, Germany 


Flying Dog, Robert Trepanier, Montreal, Canada


Gerhard Hoehme kite, Art Kite Exhibit/Edo dako, T Kashima, Art Kite Exhibit


Grund Kite Replica, Werner Schmidt and Achim Kinter, Germany


Kleng Ek, unknown maker, Cambodia


The Miniature Tombi-dako, Nobuhiko Yoshizumi, Japan


Pterosaur, George Peters, Colorado, United States


Zero Wind Revolution, Joe Hadzicki and Ben D Antonio, San Diego, California