This stunning antique tribal piece is known as a Theyyam Breastplate, exquisitely hand etched and sculpted from bronze. It has been used in many south Indian ritual performances. Features two king cobras and detailed neck adornments. A rare collector's piece. Approximately 150 years old. It is beautifully decorated with intricate patterns. Big enough to guard jewels & secrets. This type of bronze breastplate worn by Theyyam dancers in Kerala to take on the female form.