Wau or 'kite' is believed to be invented by somebody with the name Sang Jaya or who had a title such as Dewa Muda, Dewa Hindu and Masai Kelana Seri Panji. Wau was produced between 711 and 839 AD. Originally the wau was invented as a symbol of a country's greatness, as a guide for determining direction and also as a symbol of success for every attack by a country towards another country. This game is famous in Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Kelantan and Terengganu.
Among the types of wau produced are 'wau bulan' ('moon kite'), 'wau burung' ('bird kite'), 'wau merak' ('peacock kite'), 'wau kucing' ('cat kite') and 'wau ikan' (fish kite). Tools for making wau are bamboo, knife, paper, pencil, scissors, glue and rope. The making of wau is very unique compared to other games because it requires a high-level of skill. Before flown wau needs to be ascertained to be balanced so that it is not heavy on one side. Wind factor plays an important role when flying a wau.
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