In Indonesia it is known as the peafowl dance (Merak dance or Tari Merak) and originated in West Java. It is performed by female dancers inspired by the movements of a peafowl and its feathers blended with the classical movements of Sundanese dance. its one of new creation dance composed by sundanese artist and choreographer Raden Tjeje Soemantri around 1950’s.  This dance performed to welcoming honourable guest in a big event also occasionally performed in Sundanese wedding ceremony. This dance also one of Indonesian dance performed in many international events, such as in Perahara festivals in Sri Lanka.