Weifang, also known as Weidu or Yuandu, boasts a long history of making exquisite kites. Weifang kites are made of split bamboo and silk cloth, complemented by handmade painting. Weifang kites, a combination of handicraft and fine arts, are of high aesthetic value. With increasing global exchange in kites, kites, which represent a cherished folk craft with a long history, have become an important form of artwork today. Weifang, a traditional birthplace of kites in China, is well known for rich themes for kite production. Weifang kites are well recognized worldwide for selection of delicate materials, exaggerative design, New Year pictures-styled painting and aerodynamically shaped for smooth gliding and handling, which collectively constitute unique folk style.