Kites 1928

Various paper kites.

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Year of production :
Toys and Ornaments
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Collected from Japan by Mrs Boyd-Bowman from Leicester; one of several individuals from around the world who knew of Peach’s interest in ethnic crafts and collected work for him.

T shaped Kite:

Represents Momotaro, The Peachling, a national children's hero.

Rectangle kite with face:

This possibly represents Bodhidharma (Daruma).

Carp kite:

It’s a tradition in Japan, during the boys' Festival (5th day of the 5th month) and the (girls' Festival (3rd day of the 3rd month) to fly paper carps from a wooden pole in the yard or garden, one for each boy or girl in the family.