Daungg Ox Cart Prow Decoration
16" High x 5.5" Wide x 5.5" Long
The Peacock, Daungg in Burmese, is a symbol of beauty, love & romance.
Embraced by kings and freedom fighters alike, Myanmar's peacocks have long been a national symbol of pride and resistance—but they are becoming ever harder to spot in the wild.Every year that goes by, Myanmar's national bird becomes a less familiar sight.
They always walk on the ground and they sleep in trees at night.
Before they go to sleep, they always cry 'Oway Oway'. That's why people can know easily where they are and easily capture them.
For Myanmar, the declining peacock population is more than just a conservation tragedy—it's a blow to the national psyche.
The bird occupies a lofty place in the country's culture.
For decades it was the official symbol of Burma's last kings, the Konbaung dynasty. Their monarchs wore peacock insignia on their robes and famously sat atop the Peacock Throne until their rule was toppled by British colonialists.
Please refer to the information about Bullock Cart Prow Decorations on the previous page.
This antique piece has been mounted on a stand for easy display.
Handcarved in teak in Burma