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  Bi Xie (Thai style)

 

Thailand

Though in origin Chinese, Bi Xie has also invaded Thai culture, where it has taken on its own distinctive form. Similar as in Chinese tradition, it may be portrayed with paws or hooves, and additionally, as in the picture on the right, with claws, a feature perhaps influenced by those of Kraison Paksah and indeed reminiscent of the Burmese Pensajuba (fig.).