Exhibition

Kites from Kabul

4 Jul 2015 – 3 Jan 2016

Event times

Daily

Cost of entry

FREE

V&A Museum of Childhood

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • D6, 106, 254, 309, 388, 8, 26, 55, 48
  • Bethnal Green
  • Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green overland

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In Afghanistan and across South Asia, children and adults alike have flown kites for fun for over a century. This display brings this magical spectacle to London, celebrating the story behind one of the world's most iconic toys in one of the world's most troubled countries.

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In Afghanistan and across South Asia, children and adults alike have flown kites for fun for over a century. The kites are brightly coloured and can be seen dotting the skyline of Kabul in the evenings. This display will bring this magical spectacle to London, celebrating the story behind one of the world's most iconic toys in one of the world's most troubled countries.

Turquoise Mountain, a British charity in Kabul, presents this unique display of handmade kites, inspired by Afghan and Islamic design motifs. The kites are made by the artists and children of the Old City of Kabul. Photos and video bring to life the rich history and culture of kite-flying.

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