waw kwai (ว่าวควาย)
a kind of kite that originates from
southern Thailand, where
is practiced after the
harvesting season. Since water buffaloes or
are used for ploughing the
rice paddies (fig.)
and in the past often to process the yielded rice crop too, by
trampling on the rice
beneath their hooves, farmers would fly
flew buffalo kites for recreation, thus reflecting the close
relationship of the farmers with the buffaloes.
The upper section of this kite looks somewhat like the male
while the lower section resembles the head of a water buffalo (fig.).