Handmade celadon sculpture Ginnaree Thai Goddess
Kinnari (also spelled Kinaree, Kinaree and Ginnaree; Burmese: kin-na-yi) is a figure from the Indian epic Himmawatpradhes, which is in Thailand known as Himapan Forest. Kinnaris are depicted as half-bird half-women creatures in Thai, Cambodian and Lao, and Burmese mythology. One of the many creatures that inhabit the mythical Himapan Forest, Kinnari has the head, torso, and arms of a woman and the wings, tail and feet of a swan. She is renowned for her dance, song and poetry, and is a traditional symbol of feminine beauty, grace and accomplishment.