Haptic Lab’s 'Sailing Ship Kite' is designed like a double-masted ship, handmade by artisans in Bali.

Haptic Lab is a Brooklyn-based team of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers who combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques. Their ‘Sailing Ship Kite‘ is a handmade kite made in collaboration with Balinese artisans from locally-sourced bamboo and nylon.

The certified Fair Trade product, designed like a double-masted sailing ship, flies when the wind fills it’s white sails. Haptic Lab’s founder, Emily Fischer, told Co.Design:

I spent years researching kite history and traditions. Then I spent three months traveling in Asia last year, meeting kite artisans and learning from them: how to balance a design, what materials to use, how to tie specific knots. When I came home, I assembled my kite-making team.

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