Tradition Burmese Toy

Pyit Taing Htaung

This little buddy is all crochet and felt. She’s designed and made by Vivienne. She’s based on the traditional Burmese Pyit Taing Htaung — the ultimate egg-shapped talisman for success and a symbol of determination. The burmese versions are usually made from paper-mache and very brightly coloured.

They also come in pairs — a male and a female. You can tell them apart by their hairstyle — the girl has a short fringe and the boy has a side-parting. Cute, no?

Why are they the beloved couple and symbols of success for millions of children in Burma? Well, the name means “one who stands straight when thrown down.” It’s our version of the Weeble.

Let us know what you think in the comments below. If you want to make your own, just ask us for the pattern. :)