Kite Making:Tim Sao measures the length of the kite's spine, 1987

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Kite Making:Tim Sao measures the length of the kite's spine, 1987

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Tim Sao uses his forearm to measure the length of the kite's spine. He will mark how long the spine should be with a pencil then cut it with the hacksaw to the correct length in proportion with the Top Wing. The design of the Top Wing, by the way, is a different shape from the one that Soeun made previously which had rounded ends; he considers this shape more beautiful. Once the spine is cut to length Tim will shave the end with a file to fit the Tail Piece that he has notched with a chisel, and finally secure the spine to the notched Tail Piece with two small tacks carefully driven in with a hammer. 

Kite Making, photograph 4 of 19, from Cambodian Traditional Crafts and Religious Ceremonies.

View the Kite Making group of photographs in order on the Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/CambodianKiteMaking.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Date

1987

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1 photograph; 8.8 x 12.7

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kite_making_04

Citation

Chigas, George, “Kite Making:Tim Sao measures the length of the kite's spine, 1987,” Southeast Asian Digital Archive, accessed October 20, 2021, https://umlseada.omeka.net/items/show/299.

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