Many think that China was the most likely home of the kite
as the Chinese had already discovered how to weave the thread
of the silkworm into material and bamboo was readily available.
Others believe it could have been independently invented by the
Malaysians or Indonesians who first made kites from leaves and also have a very long history
of kite flying.
It is thought that Buddhist missionaries from China started the spread of kites throughout Korea and Japan where both peoples developed their own particular style of kite.
A little later it spread to the many Polynesian and Pacific
Islands and there is a lot of evidence of kite making in Malaysia,
Indonesia, Burma and India around the same time. The silk route
was also thought to be responsible for spreading kites into Arabia
and North Africa. Portuguese traders and the Dutch East India
Company were thought to be responsible for introducing kites into
Europe, other theories suggests that Kengis Khan and his Mongolian
warriors brought kites with them when they invaded And ruled most
of central Europe and Asia.