Desa Kendran Tegalalang,
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia



On Java and Bali, flying kites is a form of gratitude to the Creator. “So there are term Lare Angon on Java and Rare Angon (shepherd) in Bali. They are the ones who fly kites in the fields. The fading of this tradition in Java, because too many cultures entered the land of Java after the Majapahit feast collapsed. “In Java because it also entered Islam, the tradition faded and there was no regeneration. While in Bali, it is still sustainable until now because Hinduism, which was a royal religion, is still victorious.

Kites and Melayangan traditions are very closely related to the story of rare angels, It is believed that Lord Shiva in his cultivation as Rare Angon is a Kite God. In the kite season or after harvesting in Rare Angon rice field descends to Earth accompanied by blowing a flute marked to call the wind. Rare Angon means a shepherd child, after the harvest season of farmer especially the shepherd children have the leisure time they use for fun. While guarding the livestock one of the games they often do is playing kites.

At present kite is still often carried out by the people of Bali, both children to adults. It was proven by holding kites and “seka” competitions, kite groups in Bali. Traditional kite forms have not changed since the only technique that developed because the Balinese people respect what their ancestors have inherited from generation to generation. They are “Be-bean, Pecukan, and Janggan” into three well-known types of Balinese Tradition Kites.

  • Alam Puri

  • Alam Puisi

  • Alam Bidadari

  • Alam Sembuwuk