44 pages, 21x26 cm, soft cover, in English
KITES OF MALAYSIA
Kites to make and fly
Author Wayne Hoskin published in
This is a simple book with large
and nice photographs. After an introduction on Malaysia,
kite history, and folklore, there are 4 chapters. They are
the Wau of Northern Malaysia, the Layang-Layang, the
making and flying, and 10 kites to make. The chapters varies
widely as number of pages depending on the topic. All are
interesting and well illustrated.
The drawings are an outline of
the frames and dimensions are shown apart.
The book ends with an appendice
which the most interesting part is the list of the Malaysian
terms used on the kites.
It is easy to read to those who
wish to learn about Malaysian kites because it is really
well described and composed. It is well organized and it
is also didactic.
It is an excellent introduction
to Malaysian kites and those already aware of it will appreciate
the clear descriptions of features and the order of different