Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Kinaree line drawing and sculpture at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.

Lately I've become a bit obsessed with all things birds.

Kinaree (in Thai กินรี) is a half bird-half female creature from Hindu and Buddhist mythology who inhabits the legendary himmapan forest. Her upper half is human form and lower half is similar to a bird which allows her to fly between the human and mythical words. Kinaree is said to be the 'traditional symbol of feminine beauty, grace and accomplishment'.

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