above are some kites compete on
the bali kites festivals.
The Bali Kite Festival
is an annual international kite festival held in July in Padang
Galak area, Sanur Beach, Bali. Traditional giant kites (4
meters in width and almost 10 meters in length) are made and
flown competitively by teams from the villages (banjar) of
Denpasar. The event is a seasonal religious festival intended
to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops
Bebean (fish-shaped), Janggan (bird-shaped) and Pecukan (leaf-shaped)
are three traditional kites flown during this kite festival.
The kites are flown by teams of 10 or more adult kite fliers.
The Bebean is the largest kite, and looks like a broad-mouthed,
split-tailed fish. The Janggan form has a broad flowing cloth
tail that can reach more than 100 meters in length. The Pecukan
requires the most skill to fly, as its unstable form often
tumbles towards the ground. Red, white and black are traditional
colors used in the kite's designs. Each type of traditional
kite has its own competition, with heats of 10 teams vying
for the best launch and longest flight. Sometimes the kites
come down over the adjacent rice paddies, and the team members
have to dash through the paddy to rescue the kite before it
lands in the water.
A competition is also held for 'New Creation' kites which
may include detailed three dimensional figures representing
the Hindu Gods or sponsorship kites. Traditional and new creation
kites are constructed from bamboo and cotton cloth.
In the dry season of June through August, the winds blow continually
from east to west in most of Indonesia. Balinese children
and adults fly kites in the vacant rice paddies during this
A gamelan orchestra plays music throughout the festival. The
festival attracts many tourists and international kite fliers,
along with many local spectators.
That was is a story
of the kites festival, and the kites below is our handicraft
that we try to sell for tourist, and all of our kites are
knock down systems. we designed for shipping.