The history of Kites is the history of textile arts in the outdoors, it involves the religious role of kites communicating with the gods, and kites being used for different purposes from fishing to warfare.
 It is the history of the human hopes an dreams of flying like a bird. 
It is the history of innovation and new materials -- the hangglider was invented over and over again through the centuries, but it was due to the new petroleumbased textile fibres from the 1950s the hangglider could be light enough to fly while strong enough to carry the human body.
KITEWORKSHOP WITH PROFESSIONAL KITE-ARTIST 
SOLVEI HANMEI LOSNEGÅRD  (video by Lars Schmidt and Randi Brecke)