The name, Wau Jala Budi is derived from a leaf found in Kedah called the ‘budi’ leaf. The tail of the wau is similar to the ‘budi’ leaf and the word ‘jala’ (net) refers to the structure of the tail of the Wau Jala Budi. However, the basic shape and design is inspired by the shape of a woman’s body. It is viewed from the back where the hands of the women is extended followed by the body, towards the waist and the bottom.
When flown, the kite produces a medium buzzing drone emitted from the ‘hummer’ located at the head of the kite. Wau Jala Budi is also similar in appearance to the ‘Chula Kite’ originated from Thailand.