Dhakaiya Profession


Posted in Kitemaking by rrasheeka on February 13, 2009

Photography: Salman Saeed.

A kite is a flying tethered aircraft that depends upon the tension of a tethering system.The necessary lift that makes the kite wing fly is generated when air (or in some cases water) flows over and under the kite’s wing, producing low pressure above the wing and high pressure below it. This deflection also generates horizontal drag long the direction of the wind. The resultant force vector from the lift and drag force components is opposed by the tension of the one or more lines or tethers. The anchor point of the kite line may be static or moving (e.g., the towing of a kite by a running person, boat,or vehicle).Kites may be flown for recreation, art or other practical uses.

Kites typically consist of one or more spars to which a paper or fabric sail is attached, although some, such as foil kites, have no spars at all. Classic kites use bamboo,rotten or some other strong but flexible wood for the spars, paper or light fabrics such as silk for the sails, and are flown on string or twine. Modern kites use synthetic materials, such as ripstop nylon or more exotic fabrics for the sails, fiberglass or carbon fiber for the spars and dacron or dyneema for the kite lines.

Kites can be designed with many different shapes, forms, and sizes. They can take the form of flat geometric designs, boxes and other three-dimensional forms, or modern sparless inflatable designs. Kites flown by children are often simple geometric forms (for example, the diamond). In Asia, children fly dried symmetrical leaves on sewing thread and sled-style kites made from sheets of folded writing paper.(www.wikipedia.com)


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  1. Md. Asad Bin Yousuf said, on March 19, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Both of them are truly nice picture. kite is very popular in old Dhaka and people living in old Dhaka have a special day for flying kites that is every year on January 15 people celebrate by flying kites starting from sunrise to sun set. they call this day as the “SHAKRAIN” .

  2. bishen said, on March 22, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Interesting…But I somehow feel that the picture doesn’t seem right for this post. It is perfect for the other one, though. Just my opinion.

    • rrasheeka said, on March 23, 2009 at 5:31 am

      thanks for ur comments…i’ll try and see if i can find some other pic which suits the post better.

  3. nirudho said, on April 12, 2009 at 8:31 am

    wonderful pictures. 🙂

    • rrasheeka said, on April 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

      thank you!!…:D

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