kite making, kites, mechanical kites, zhang tianwei

Made in China Wonders: Incredible Mechanical Kites

Imagine a kite whose parts move about while in the sky. Such kites exist in China. These mechanical kites are created by 81-year-old Zhang Tianwei, a famous artisan from Xi’an. Mechanical kites Zhang comes from a family of kite makers. Since he grew up in an environment where kites were always discussed, Zhang naturally leaned ...

Emma Lu

A mechanical kite shaped like a hawk.