The 4-man 3-piece band - 1 guy each for drum & cymbals + 2 guys for gongs:
'toe' dance - with 'toe' being described as a lion, deer, antelope, or sheep:
What many tour brochures, tour guides & tourists refer to as the 'peacock dance', when the female dancer is supposed to be a half human half bird kinnari (kyingare; kinnara or kyingalar for the male role):
Unlike the Tai Lue who wrap a white cloth around their heads, the Tai Yai use other colours (usually light pink) & have very neat folds in the cloth:
Wings held in place with raffia string:
Raffia string tail:
Too busy watching - didn't take photos of the actual dances. These two dances were traditionally performed during Poy Awk Waa (Boun Ok Phansa), with the 'toe' representing all 4-legged creatures & the kinnari all 2-legged creatures celebrating the return of Buddha to earth after preaching to his mother in Tavatimsa heaven.
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