Set sail and soar on the wind with our limited edition Sailing Ship kite inspired by Christopher Robin.
Each handmade kite really flies and is made in collaboration with Balinese artisans exclusively for Haptic Lab. Though functional, the ship kite also makes beautiful decorative objects displayed at home.
Product details: Size: 63 x 69cm/27" L x 27" H x 22" W approx. Material: Azure, White & Yellow ripstop nylon, bamboo, and string. Handmade in Bali. Ships flat in a sturdy kraft envelope.
Includes: Basic kite flying twine and easy to use assembly instructions.
Tips: Make sure the kite is assembled properly – please reference Haptic Lab’s handy kite assembly video. The sailing ship flies best in a very strong wind on a beach or at a hilltop.
Emily Fischer spent years researching kite history and traditions. Kite-making was her hobby while she worked as an architect for four years. After spending three months traveling through Asia meeting kite artisans and learning from them (how to balance a design, what materials to use, how to tie specific knots), she assembled her kite-making team. Her designs are inspired by the golden age of kite-flying that occurred around the turn of the nineteenth century. She shares: “There was a sort of ‘space-race’ as inventors, engineers, and governments competed to create the first manned flight. I wanted to create kites that captured that spirit. The only ones I’d ever flown were cheap plastic pieces that fell apart in an afternoon, and I was determined to make something beautiful that would last for years.”