The first time I saw a Dragon kite flying it seemed almost fantastic. There in the clear Balinese sky, at least 100 metres up, soared an enormous kite. Unprepared for such a thing, I could only marvel at it for a few seconds before the bus swept on and I was left to puzzle at this majestic creation swooping over a Balinese village.
The kites of Bali even have their own god, Rare Angon, one of the incarnations of Shiva. This particular member of the Hindu pantheon, however, is exclusive to the island. You won't find mention of him in Vedic scriptures which seems fitting for a god who embodies such quintessential Balinese values.
What does Rare Angon symbolise? Nothing more or less than the sheer joy of a child lost in a moment of bliss. Rare is the Balinese word for a boy or a child, while Angon is used to describe the intoxicating joy that comes from involvement in a beautiful activity. In other words, Rare Angon is the deity for you if you love immersing yourself in wonderful experiences for the sheer pleasure of it.
Our Balinese Dragon Kites are works of art, they are hand painted and each one is slightly different The head is hand made from paper mache and the kite is constructed from a frame of light weight wooden rods with a strong light weight parachute material body. Many people hang them up as a work of art but they can be flown and each kite comes with a long line complete with wooden handle to allow you to fly the kite.
To fly the kite you need a gentle wind ( 5 -10 mph), we do not recommend flying these kites in a strong wind as they are large and may become difficult to control and may break away. Our Balinese Dragon kites have a wingspan of 118 cm and measures 218 cm from head to tip of tail. They come in the choice of Blue, Red, Green or Yellow Colours.