The Cendrawasih, the bird of paradise is a beautiful bird that has brown and yellow feathers and is from Irian Jaya. Cendrawasih dance is a dance that tells the story of a pair of birds of paradise who are making love. The dance theme is pantomime which means imitating the movement.
This dance is creation of the famous Balinese (Indonesian) lady known as N.L.N. Swasthi Wijaya Badem for the festival held by Walter Spies Organization in 1988.