Evoking childhood memories at Kite Museum

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Kite Museum and its diverse collections. (IO/Rayi Gigih)

Jakarta, IO – Upon entering the gate to the Kite Museum in South Jakarta, a typical old Javanese-style building with two neatly arranged brick pillars welcomes the visitors.

On the lefthand side of the museum’s courtyard is an audio-visual room capable where one can watch the history of kites, the role of kites in traditional rites to various forms of kites that have participated in various competitions both at home and abroad.

Afterward, the museum guide Asep Irawan, who hails from Bandung, was ready to share information with visitors. He is very knowledgeable about kites; his own kite is even displayed in this museum. He invited visitors to the main pavilion, where hundreds of kites are exhibited.

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(IO/Rayi Gigih)

The pavilion is divided into three chambers, namely the main room, a room displaying kites from various countries and regions of Indonesia, and one for kites made of leaves.

“I’m sorry, please take off the footwear, because this pavilion is often used for various community gatherings, yoga classes and collaboration platforms,” instructed Asep.

In the pavilion, visitors can witness the amazing view. Various three-dimensional kites hung neatly on the left and right. There are kites in the shape of elephant from Lampung, dragon heads from Yogyakarta, mythical birds from Cilacap, pegasus from Magelang and wagon from Jepara.