Traditional Indian Kites

by Mohd Mahboob
(Hyderabad, India)

Inside the shop.

Inside the shop.

Inside the shop.
Some typical designs.
The standard sizes.
Flying line storage.

If you want to see kite-making in India, using traditional methods, please come to Hyderabad. These fighter kite designs come in a range of types and sizes. Paper quality varies too, so all these factors result in a price range from 5 up to 100 Rupees per kite - at my shop anyway.

We also provide threads and manjah (abrasive) for flying line. The last photo shows how we store the lines.

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Wind Speeds

Light Air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2

Gentle ...
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3

Moderate ...
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

Fresh ...
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

Strong ...
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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