Pectoral Breast Plate From Timor
A SYMBOL OF PRESTIGE AND LOVE
This beautiful piece was made in brass by local artisans on the island of Timor in Indonesia, created as per ancient techniques.
Discs like these were given to warriors upon their successful returns as a reward, and later worn as a symbol of prestige during ceremonies. The designs on the plate are celestial ornaments, evoking the cosmos.
As per antique tradition they were also presented as bride price in marriage contracts, paid by a groom or his family to the family of the woman he wanted to marry.
The breast plate comes complete with a black metal stand and its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
The plates all have slightly different motifs like you can see in the photo with the multiple discs, and being handmade each piece is slightly different. Please contact us if you'd like to select you specific motif, otherwise we'll send you one of the beautiful versions.
Dimensions 17cm wide x stand heights that vary between 27 - 32cm.
The price is for 1 breast plate.