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Watching a traditional wau (kite) soar through the sky is an incredible sight. There is just something free and hypnotic about the wau, which is almost as tall as a man, dancing with the wind. The activity of wau flying decreased over the years but with support, the activity picked up and Malaysia now even has wau flying competitions. And so, I decided to dedicate a range of bookmarks in hope that this traditional game will never die off.

Though there are many variations of the wau, one of the more famous wau in Malaysia is the wau bulan, or moon-kite, which is what I decided to make. Traditional wau bulan are usually decorated in floral motifs with vibrant colours and strong patterns, however, my own version of the wau bulan may differ in style and shape from its original counterpart.

Using rescued fabric remnants from a local tailor, the fabric pattern was carefully selected and pasted onto 165gsm art block and further strengthen with manila cardboard to hold its shape. The top and lower sections of the wau are attached together with a thin steel wire. The wau is then decorated with colour-matching tassels at its sides and top.

The front and back of the bookmark is similar in pattern and uses the same fabric. Some fraying may occur but is easily cut off, and depending on individual usage, the tassels may come off but is simple to reattach. The wire is bendable so if the bookmark bends, you can easily straighten it again.

Due to the usage of fabric remnants, I am very sorry to inform that custom and bulk orders are not possible at this time.

Traditional games should be preserved for our future generation. Add this to your cart and keep this Malaysian traditional activity alive!

Weight - approximately 10gm
Length - 0.45cm x 7.5cm x 7.7cm (20cm with tassel) / 0.17" x 2.95" x 3.03" (7.87" with tassel)

Within Malaysia - Pos Malaysia Pos Daftar/Registered Mail
International - Pos Malaysia Registered International Air Mail

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Malaysian Traditional Kite: Brown Wau Bulan Fabric Bookmark


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Fabric Remnants, String, 165gsm Art Block, Manila Cardboard
  • Ships worldwide from Malaysia
  • Feedback: 39 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person