Han Fuling, 82, holds two of his kites at his apartment in Weifang, China on June 26, 2014. Weifang is known as China's kite capital, and Han is one of the city's most revered kite artists. But during the Cultural Revolution, Han had to stop making kites of traditional mythic figures, like the one on the left, and make kites acceptable to the authorities, such as the one on the right.
Han Fuling, 82, holds two of his kites at his apartment in Weifang, China on June 26, 2014. Weifang is known as China's kite capital, and Han is one of the city's most revered kite artists. But during the Cultural Revolution, Han had to stop making kites of traditional mythic figures, like the one on the left, and make kites acceptable to the authorities, such as the one on the right. McClatchy
Han Fuling, 82, holds two of his kites at his apartment in Weifang, China on June 26, 2014. Weifang is known as China's kite capital, and Han is one of the city's most revered kite artists. But during the Cultural Revolution, Han had to stop making kites of traditional mythic figures, like the one on the left, and make kites acceptable to the authorities, such as the one on the right. McClatchy

As China’s kite makers age, lofty tradition goes to ground

February 18, 2015 02:42 PM

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