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Good Friday: Pictured- Abigail Kempe (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
High-flying: Abigail Kempe keeps a Bermudian tradition alive (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
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Good Friday: Pictured- Ziaylah Haase 9 plays marbles at Southampton Rangers Sports Club (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
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Good Friday: Pictured- Alyssa Lathan 3 at the Botanical Gardens (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Artist Abigail Kempe is determined to keep one island tradition alive – the art of kite making.

Ms Kempe, 34, said she learnt the craft from her father.

And for this Easter Good Friday, she made a giant 4ft kite, incorporating a Gombey design.

It took Ms Kempe five days to complete her latest project.

“I love the challenge of making kites,” she said.

“They’re fun, and they’re art, but they’re also symbolic about Bermuda, about keeping our culture alive,” she said.

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Published April 03, 2021 at 5:46 pm (Updated April 03, 2021 at 5:46 pm)

Covid does not stop all Good Friday traditions

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