Kite Biographies


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Achim Kinter

Kinter is one of the leading German historical kite makers. His reconstructions of Cody, Sauls, Grund kites and others, have made him an authority...
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Babu Khan

The highly regarded Indian kite maker of Jaipur, Rahjastan, India. Babu Khan is noted for his intricate patang (fighter kite), some with...
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Dan Kurahashi

From British Columbia, Canada, "Good Looking" Dan has been an active member of the kiting community for over three decades. He brings...
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David Kahn

Kahn has amassed one of the great collections of Japanese kites. From his first visit in 1986, to the present, museum curator Kahn was taken by...
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Dilip Kapadia

A devoted kite maker, flyer, and promoter of Indian kites, Dilip was a Drachen Foundation 5th Miniature Kite Contest winner. He is 76 years young...
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Greg Kono

Seattle artist Greg Kono walked into the Drachen Foundation 15 years ago with a small portfolio of kites and limitless enthusiasm. He has...
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Hiromi Katayama

Hiromi is the owner of Los Angeles’ Hiromi Paper International, the primary US importer of fine, handmade, Japanese papers. Her papers are used...
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James and Eva Kenusa

Kite-couple James and Eva are active in the traditional and contemporary Indonesian kite scene. Both are enthusiastic and active flyers and are...
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Kong Family

Kong Xiang Ze, his son, Kong Ling Min, and grandson, Kong Bing Zhang live on the outskirts of Beijing and represent three generations of Chinese...
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Nancy Kiefer

Seattle artist Kiefer has been, along with kite maker Greg Kono, a participant in the two-person exhibit, “The Artist and the Kite Maker....
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