. . . a definition:

Boreal: (bor e al) 1.) adj.; Of, or pertaining to the north; 2.) Of, or pertaining to the north wind; 3.) noun; A gentle wind from the north. (Oxford English Dictionary)

. . . some info about the kites:

All of our kites are single-line kites, produced by screen-printing and/or handpainting acid dyes onto ripstop nylon sailcloth yardage, steam-setting the colours, then cutting and sewing the cloth into kites. This is a tiny niche, of both the textile printing and the kite worlds, which we feel we have made our own through fifteen years of experimentation and trial and error to achieve the colours and results that we do now.

We originally used a white, 3/4 oz. sailcloth from Bainbridge/Aquabatten that was unique in not having the coating used to windproof the cloth. This allowed our dyes to penetrate the cloth much more fully and give stronger colours. This cloth was discontinued several years ago. We were fortunate to have Contender Sailcloth supply us with an uncoated version of their 3/4 oz. Nylite spinnaker cloth. Nylite actually works better with our dyes than the original Bainbridge cloth did.

Our kites are sold in limited editions in two series: the Classic Series, our original hand screen-printed designs, sold in editions of one hundred, and the Signature Series, both printed and hand-painted in custom colours, and sold in editions of fifteen. Originally, our kites were priced here at retail in U.S. dollars. Due to the continuing volatility of the U.S. and Canadian dollars and their abrupt changes in relative value between the U.S. and Canadian dollars, our prices are now quoted in Canadian currency.

Please have a look at our current kites:

And also kites that we have designed and made for special commissions: