The peacock’s most renowned feature is its big feathers, created by nature to captivate anyone who is looking. Once they spread their feathers to court, they begin their age-old dance of the celebration of life. Such symbolism is fitting with the painting’s composition of having a pair of peacocks flank the Tree of Life, another iconic symbol of creation and life itself. To complete the painting, pairs of fish can be seen adorning the wings and feathers of the peacocks nearest the tree trunk. This is another creative detail added by the artists to showcase the fish as a symbol of the first creature from the sacred rivers. A detail of the lotus (seen near the fish) represents the divine and immortality. The peacocks are painted white against the orange backdrop which provided an ideal balance to the detail-packed finish of the painting.
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