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Wau bulan

Wau bulan

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Wau bulan
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Wau bulan
is an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite (normally with floral motifs) that istraditionally flown by men in theMalaysianstate of Kelantan. It's one of Malaysia's national symbols, along some others being thekrisandhibiscus. The reverse side of the fifty-cent coin of  Malaysia (1989 series) features an intricately-decorated wau bulan with a hummer on top
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. Thelogo of Malaysia Airlines(MAS) is also based on this kite.A wau-maker in his workshop. Design details in his wau are made by cutting various layers of colored paper. The cutting is done spontaneously.
 
 Close-up of a design on a wau.A wau-maker's workshop. Foreground: Wau frames. Background: A completed wau. Further  background: The wau-maker.Example of other types of wau (based on the shape of a wau).There are many type of wau in Malaysia. Each with its own specialty. Wau kucing (cat kite) andwau merak (peacock kite) are some of them.
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Wau Bulan got its name from the crescent moon-like shape of its lower part. Given the rightcolor, wau bulan does resemble a rising crescent moon when flown.
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The size of wau bulan is bigger than any other Malaysian traditional kite. The normal width are2.5 meters and 3.5 meters of height.
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. This helps the decorations painted on the kite's body to bevisible when it is high in the air. To make it more distinctive, wau bulan is normally decoratedwith large, strong-colored.
Teraju tiga sememangnya sinonim dengan wau, juga dikenali sebagai layang-layang dinegeri-negeri sebelah pantai barat semenanjung. Sebagai permainan masa lapang bagikalangan rakyat biasa dan golongan istana. Sejak zaman-berzaman sekitar kurun kelimabelas, wau telah dimainkan oleh orang Melayu. Mereka telah mempercayai ada kaitan diantara semangat angin dan langit.
Jenis Wau
 
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erbagai jenis dan bentuk wau telah dicipta. Wauburung, wau pari, wau katak, wau bayan, wau merak,wau kucing, wau jala budi, wau lenggang kebayan,wau sewah, wau barat dan yang sangat digemari olehorang Melayu ialah wau bulan. Rekacorak bermotifkanawan larat pada kebiasaannya adalah menghiasikebanyakan wau yang dihasilkan dengan berwarna-warni. Kelantan dan Terengganu sehingga kini masihmengekalkan tradisi pembuatan wau yang menarik,selain dijadikan untuk permainan ianya juga sebagaihasil kraftangan dan hiasan dinding.
 
Galeri Wau
 
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embuat Wau
 Pembuatan sesebuah wau agak rumit dan memakan masa, dari kerja-kerja meraut buluhuntuk dijadikan rangka, mengimbang stabilkan kepak sehingga melekatkan kertas padarangka wau tersebut mengambil masa dua minggu untuk siap. Rangka buluh tulangbelakang wau lebih besar daripada kepaknya, kemudian diikat dengan menggunakanbenang mengikut bentuk serta jenisnya.Rangka yang telah disiapkan akan ditampal dengan tiga lapis kertas nipis dan lutsinardengan berlainan warna. Lapisan pertama menggunakan kertas berkilat, lapisan keduamenggunakan warna yang berbeza dan bercorak awan larat iaitu bercorak pucuk rebungatau bunga cengkih yang telah ditebuk. Pada lapisan ketiga pula corak berlainan yang telahditebuk ditampalkan.Di bahagian kepala atau muncungnya serta dihujung kiri dan kanan kepak, akan dihiasidengan rambu-rambu halus yang berwarna warni menambah cantik lagi rupanya.
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usulakan diregangkan di bahagian belakang tengkuk wau, agar ianya mengeluarkan bunyidengung apabila diterbangkan diudara.
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usul diperbuat dari daun rembia atau mengkuangyang telah direndam dan dilurut lalu dibiarkan kering. Ia berbentuk seperti alat memanah.Tali teraju diikatkan di antara bahu kepak dan tulang belakang sebelah bawah wau bagimengimbangi wau - Teraju Tiga.
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