Oakland, Calif. (PRWEB) April 6, 2011
Cost Plus World Market (http://www.worldmarket.com) has a colorful selection of affordable kites for kids and the young at heart to help celebrate National Kite Month in April. For decades, World Market experts have been bringing into its stores beautiful, handcrafted kites from Bali, Indonesia and Weifang, China, two of the world’s hotspots for quality kite making. Artisans in Bali and Weifang use traditional techniques to create these exquisite kites exclusively for World Market.
World Market kites are unique and authentic creations—handcrafted means every brush stroke is slightly different, and so is every frame. First, the bamboo is steamed until soft and can be bent into shape. Then the appropriate fabric is glued or sewn to the frame. Lastly, each kite is hand painted with bright, vivid colors that look stunning in the sky or displayed in your home.
Residents of Weifang take enormous pride in their kites and still use traditional Chinese techniques to create kites of unmatched quality. In addition, each kite’s shape has symbolic meaning, and they are given to express heartfelt sentiments: tortoises, cranes and peaches mean long life, butterflies and flowers mean harmony, and dragons mean power and prosperity.
Kites from Bali include three-dimensional, rainbow-colored boats with multiple sails to the more modern kites, which are made of rip-stop nylon and printed in bright and whimsical animal designs.
This month, many cities and counties will hold kite festivals, and if yours doesn’t, World Market has everything you need to host your own. Pick up your kites, snacks and park or beach gear, then go fly a kite with family and friends.
About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market operates 259 stores in 30 states under the names “World Market” and “Cost Plus World Market.” The store features an ever-changing selection of casual home furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.
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