Painted fabric kite on narrow wood frame with a curved central section at front and straight sides. Painted in blue and white patterns with a pink peony at centre and two yellow eyes at front. Forked tail made up of two triangular sections painted in blue spirals. A projection in the shape of a butterfly with open wings is attached to each of these sections. The wings have straight sides and curved ends, dip in middle and are decorated with yellow and red flowers, butterflies and stylised feathers along rear edge. A projection in shape of a butterfly with folded wings to either side of the front edge.

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