Hungarian Szuno Bird Kite

$20.00

This kite is the result of a collaboration between small gypsy children and their parents in the small town of Told located in a distant corner of Hungary. Using a traditional woodblock technique, the parents carve the blocks using motifs from the drawings of their children. The images are printed on Japanese papers, donated by Hiromi Paper Inc., and then mounted on bamboo frames in such a way that they are collapsible. Szuno (the brand name) means "dream" in the gypsy language. The line of products was intiated by Igazgyongy Alapitvany, a foundation for art education that does not only support the personal development of the extremely poor (mainly gypsy) children of Told and other nearby villages, but also encourages the parents to engage in meaningful occupations that generate income. A wonderful decoration for any kid or adult's room!

 

Each kit comes with instructions also available here:

  1. Fix the tail to the tail end of the kite
  2. Bow the kite's "wings" upwards, using the string affixed to the bamboo.
  3. Fix the flying line to the bridle loop in the keel of the kite, then let out about 1.5 meters of line. With your back to the wind, throw the kite up and when the wind catches it, gradually release more line. If kite is not stable enough when in the air, you can add more tail. 

THINGS TO NOTE: 

DO NOT FLY KITES NEAR POWERLINES, ROADS, AND DO NOT RUN WITH KITE. SUITABLE FOR LARGE OPEN SPACES FREE OF TREES AND BUILDINGS.