The Blue Trunk

Handcrafted Theyyam Breast and Torso Plate in Polychrome

  • Rs. 24,500.00

An exquisitely crafted ritual Theyyam Breast and Torso plate in polychrome from Kerala. This breast & torso plate is worn exclusively during the annual Theyyam festival in Kerala and transforms the dancer into Bhadrakali, a popular form of the goddess worshipped in Kerala, where she is seen as the auspicious and fortunate form of Kali. The piece has been beautifully carved from a single piece of wood with cobras around the neck and a very ornamental neckpiece. Painted in deep colours, the raw exquisiteness of the piece is quite spellbinding. There are holes on the top ends which can be used to hang the piece off the wall. A  collectors delight that is a definite conversation starter.
Please note that handcrafted pieces may show minor variations in colour and detailing.

Dimensions: Length 32 cm Breadth 8 cm Height 47.5 cm

Weight: 1925 gms

Care instructions: Wipe the piece with a soft, dry cloth. Do not expose it to direct sunlight, dampness, heat or cold.