These birds are actually shoes from Myanmar made in the shape of hintha birds. They are made for young boys for the Shinpyu ceremony and are designed to be disposable in order to reenact Buddha's abandonment of his royal privilege and finery. They were part of an exhibit of "Glittering Footwear From Around The Globe" at the Bata Shoe Museum.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.