Theyyam Figure 4

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Size: 9" (H) x 5" (W) x 2.5" (D)
Material: Painted Wood
Condition: Some loss of paint


Theyyam is a popular ritual form of worship of supernatural beings or divine ancestral spirits, in the North Malabar region of Kerala, India. People in the region consider Theyyam itself as a God. Theyyam incorporates dance, mime and music and there are over 400 different forms of Theyyams performed, in front of shrines, without a stage, by persons belonging to the Vannan, Malayan and other related castes.  

This is an old collectible, and hence, there is some loss of paint on the wooden figurine. The height of 9 inches is with the wooden base.