Set of 2 Pectoral Breast Plates from Timor
SYMBOLS OF PRESTIGE AND LOVE
This beautiful set 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 plates come complete with black metal stands and their story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
The plates have different motifs like you can see in the photo with the 8 discs and being handmade each piece is slightly different. Please contact us if you'd like to select you specific motifs, otherwise we'll send you 2 of the beautiful versions.
Dimensions 17cm wide by 27 and 32cm high.