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  buffalo kite

Thailand

The buffalo kite, known in Thai as waw kwai, is a kind of kite that originates from southern Thailand, where kite flying is practiced after the harvesting season. Since water buffaloes are used to plough the fields and in the past often to process the yielded rice crop too, farmers would fly flew buffalo kites for recreation, thus reflecting the close relationship of the farmers with the buffaloes.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2).