Friday 5 August 2011

Jordan Jarani Kites

Traced some massive kites from the Jarani area in Jordan today. These two kites' tails stretch for hundreds of metres and intersect a few camp like features. They only stop at the edge of a massive mud pan. Unfortunately one of the kites has had a bulldozer plough straight through the head, but it can still be clearly seen that there are two phases to the shape of the head. The tails of these Jordanian kites are confusing because the way the tails criss-cross means that the believed function of the kite - to funnel animals into an enclosed area for capture or killing, is interrupted.

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