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  fake animal dance

 

Myanmar

In Myanmar, fake animal dances are used to collect donations for local Buddhist temples and other religious purposes, going from home to home to collect gifts in a way similar to the Chinese lion dance (fig.).

 

Used here, at the Irrawaddy a riverside village at the foot of Tantkyi Hill (fig.) near Bagan, is a horse, yet also other fake animals, such as elephants (fig.) and ‒especially in Lower Burma buffaloes (fig.), are used in this Burmese custom.

 

  fake animal dance