Yes, these kites are from the lovely duo known as Fredericks & Mae, and no, you may not fly them because they’re meant to hang on the wall for all to admire. The collection is in honor of the ancient Roman holiday Floralia and feature pressed flowers on rice paper fixed to a bamboo frame. Might just be the right sort of wall art to liven up a room in your home, though do be sure you keep it out of reach of little ones, as they might not understand that ‘ceremonial’ kites aren’t toys. Maybe get one of the other flying kites by Fredericks & Mae ($64) if you foresee any difficulty.
Floralia – Fighter, $140.00
Approx 26″ x 18″ x 1/8″
Floralia – Diamond, $280.00
Approx 16″ x 24″ x 1/8″
Floralia – Arc, $280.00
Approx 15″ x 24″ x 1/8″
Floralia – Rose Window, $500.00
Approx 36″ x 36″ x 1/8″
Materials: bamboo, rice paper, pressed flowers, waxed cord, and gold thread.
Available from Fredericks & Mae, .