Kites in Indonesia

Indonesia an island State that spreads over 5,000 kilometers. The diversity of the cultures and the natural remoteness of the different islands that constitute it favored the creation of numerous shapes and varieties of kites. They are present under various shapes, on Bali, Sumatra or Sulawesi Islands where kite is used to fish. On Java Island and Bandung region, the sky is invaded each evening by battle kites called “Layang-Layang”. They are made with local bamboo and silk paper. Spools are made with plastic or cans wrapped in newspaper for the poorest ones.