Provincial Kite Reel

c. 1850
$780 USD
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W: 14.5" D: 9.0" H: 8.75"
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This unusually-shaped object is a 19th-century Chinese kite reel, cleverly carved to contain small wooden beads that rattle back and forth as the reel is used. A popular past time, kite flying has a long tradition in China and is celebrated with an annual festival on the ninth day of the ninth moon. A work of art to match the extravagant kite it once tethered, this wooden spool lives on as a sculptural object and a storied relic of the past.

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