Carlyle Dainty: A man of kites

The Easter period is Carlyle Dainty’s busiest, as it is during this season that he puts his creativity to work, putting out some of the more artistic kites which are sought after even though there are the cheaper ‘bird’ kites on the market.

The 45-year-old Carlyle boasts of having been making kites for over 28 years. He recalled making his first kite at age seven after learning the skill from an older brother. The first kite he made was what is popularly referred to as ‘Caddy Old Punch.’ He used a page from his exercise book, and ‘pointers’ from his mother’s coconut palm broom. It resulted in him being on the receiving end of a tongue licking compliments of his mother, as she did ….