Exhibit; Kites of Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Kite Games with No Rules Like most Asian fighter kites, Afghani fighters are made of tissue paper and bamboo. However, there are three differences. The Afghani kite is much bigger, often two people man the kite – the flyer and the line handler who also acts as runner, and kites are often let out over 1,000 feet.  The exhibit also shows how political events affect kite flying.

The book “The Kite Runner” is included and it shows how California’s Basir Beria worked on the movie about the book. Beria will be at the Washington State International Kite Festival, August 17-23. He will make a presentation about his experiences making the movie, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the Kite Museum.

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Basir’s Kite

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