Wooden Cobra Tripod Stands are hand carved in India out of a single piece of Sheesham wood – Indian Rosewood. Each is an individual work of art. No two are exactly alike, and the popular cobra head is featured as part of the design. Both Hindus and Buddhists have special reverence for the cobra which represents eternity. It unfolds into a stand approximately 8″ diameter. This elegant, hand-carved wooden tripod stands sturdily on three legs and is used to hold Abalone Shells, Vases, Planters, Bowls, Dishes, Pots, Kettles, Tea Pots, Ostrich Eggs, Gems, Rocks, Spheres, Crystals or small burners. A wonderful way to enhance & secure items on your altar, this wood cobra style tripod is the ideal way to cradle & raise your abalone shells or smudging bowls. It can also be used as a large sphere base. The tripod can fold up when not in use & measures approx. 8″ in length. Adorn your altar with this natural pedestal carved from nature.