An exploration of kites from different angles including cultural, aesthetical and functional aspects.

The first flying objects crafted by human hands, kites were used for everything from fishing to signaling and served a variety of religious and ceremonial functions.
The kite is a connection of humans to the sky.
It represents the wish to fly, triggers people all around the globe to play with it, inspired aeronauts in their research and is today mostly seen as a toy for kids and sport enthusiasts to play with..

The object itself has traveled through thousands of years of design iteration in different cultures where it was refined and shaped and it is not necessarily bound to functionality in a classical sense. One can not find redundant parts within the construction of a kite.

©Heinrich Ehnert, 2017