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  ithi doll

 

Myanmar

A doll  of a Burmese hermit or ithi (fig.), made of papier-mâché, dances in the street in order to attract the attention of anyone passing by, inviting those who whish to make a monetary gift, akin to the nationwide street dances of replica animals, such as buffaloes (fig.), horses (fig.), and elephants (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURES.