Handmade in the
by me.
Miniature Chinese Pheasant Kite
This kite is a much smaller, much simpler version of a Chinese Pheasant kite that's been around forever.  
This one has a sail dimension of about 3"W x 1½"H.
I print these on Japanese tissue with a color laser printer so the ink doesn't fade or smudge, then cut them
out by hand.  The spars are hand split bamboo, with a curve steamed into the horizontal spar.  The tails on
this are about 18" long, but the kite pulls them very easily.
I've competed with
this style a few
times, usually
losing to a smaller

In 2009, it was
beaten by Diane
O'Brien of British
Columbia, so she
got to take that
one home with her.

I do sell these, but
ask ten dollars
each for them, as
they take forever
to cut out.
You can order
them and other
kites by using the
button above.
This page created and maintained by Tom Tinney.  littlekites.com 2009