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Kites have a long and varied history and many different types are flown individually and at festivals worldwide. Ancient and medieval Chinese sources describe kites being used for measuring distances, testing the wind, lifting men, signaling, and communication for military operations. Later, tailless kites incorporated a stabilizing bowline. From China, kites were introduced to Cambodia, Thailand, India, Japan, Korea and the western world. Anthropomorphic kites made from cloth and wood were used in religious ceremonies to send prayers to the gods. Polynesian kite traditions are used by anthropologists get an idea of early “primitive” Asian traditions that are believed to have at one time existed in Asia.
Although kites were initially regarded as mere curiosities, by the 18th and 19th centuries they were being used as vehicles for scientific research. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers as they developed the first airplane in the late 1800s. Over the next 70 years, many new kite designs were developed and often patented. In fact, the period from 1860 to about 1910 became the “golden age of kiting”.