This Vishnu Temple antique is an integral part of the ancient temple procession tradition in Kerala. This temple procession is an aspect of daily worship in Hindu culture - the God’s idols are carried around the temple in an elaborate peripheral pooja setting. This piece is a part of such processions, used in royal Vishnu temples. Its surface is vegetable painted, and its core is made of teak wood. It is a vibrant piece that is steeped in culture and heritage.