Kite flying and Mughal Miniatures

Kites has a very ancient kite tradition. Most people believe that kites were brought into India by Chinese travelers F Hien and Huin Tsang.
Most Indian kites have a very similar shape and that is of a diamond tissue paper with a center spine and a single bow intersecting the spine.
Kites are particularly associated  with the festival of Makar Sakranti which falls on 14th January  every  year

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What is very obvious is the enthusiastic  participation  of ladies. My guess for this would be that it was introduced by the Indian/ Hindu wives of the Mughal Emperors in the harem.

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  • Tami F. 20 / 01 / 2015 Reply

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing them.

    • Rana Safvi 20 / 01 / 2015 Reply

      Thank you

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