This piece seems to be inspired by that of Central America and Mexico, although I don't believe they used Bakelite. It's a nice solid Copper or Brass base that has been intentionally weathered to appear much older than it is, even though it is probably from the 1940's-50's. It has roped detailing and loops along the edges, like it once might have had even more going on. There are 2 Bone Colored Beads attached on the sides at alternating heights and then the face of a Mayan or Aztec Man done in Bakelite or Celluloid with Copper Headdress. It measures 6 3/4" around with a 1" space, and the metal is fairly sturdy and does not seem to be adjustable (but I am not pulling hard for fear of breaking it) It is 2 1/8" wide without the looping. A very unusual piece to say the least. It is marked Mexico on the back at the top and bottom of the front.