There are 1,010 unique buffaloes in 1,010 shapes and sizes, with no two being alike. The collection has three main themes, including “real buffaloes”, which are regular buffaloes working in a field or looking lovely or funny; “village gate buffaloes”, which are a set of a herd passing through a typical village gate in the countryside; and “dragon buffaloes”, depicting buffaloes turning into dragons, in the hope of a good Year of the Buffalo. The buffalo is a symbol of wet rice civilisation.

The buffalo is the traditional symbol of Vietnam, representing bravery, happiness, and prosperity. Buffalos also play a very important role in Vietnamese agriculture, being a farmer’s most valued possession and often treated like a member of the family./.

VNA