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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410661 (stock #6218)
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$200.00
Lovely mid 20th century (1950-1960) woman’s sarong with “patola” floral pattern. All very finely woven with handspun cotton and natural dyes, excellent condition and unopened. L: 1.65m/5ft 5in and W: 1.44m and 4ft 8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1410418 (stock #6215)
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$350.00
Rare ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Sothern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals; please see last enlargement for a couple of guys wearing them. This piece is constructed of handspun threads being sewn together from two panels. This textile is at least 80 years old, possibly being as early as 1900. The weaving technique on this piece is quite delicate and complicated. The weft thread is und...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1409008 (stock #6205)
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$150.00
Old song bird catcher from the Minang people of Central Sumatra. I bought this in Padang in 1988 and it was already old at the time, so I can date this to about 1950. A classic honey trap, right out of the KGB spy book. A hot and seductive female bird is placed in the back of the cage and when a dumb male bird comes along and lands on the perch in front this will trip a peg that will cause the net in the front to come down and now he is caught. See last two enlargements. L: 27cm/10....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1408942 (stock #6204)
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$80.00
Old festival mask for a child from one of the many non Han ethnic minorities in Yunnan, China. This was worn on the forehead (not the face). Unusual in that it was carved from a single bamboo culm. H: 14.2cm5.6in and W:9.9cm/3.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1408941 (stock #6203)
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SOLD
Good Kayan Orang Ulu gawai rice festival ceremonial mask, circa 40 years old, from Sarawak. I bought this piece in Kuching, Sarawak in 2003. This mask would be held by the teeth on a piece of rattan on the inside. Used only twice a year for rice planting and harvesting festivals (gawai), these gatherings were usually a good excuse for a party and celebration to encourage the spirits to ensure a good harvest. H: 25cm/9.8in and W: 16cm/6.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1950 item #1408937 (stock #6201)
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$180.00
Classic example of Papuan New Guinea art in the form of a mask made from mud, a turtle shell a few lyre bird feathers and ochre pigment. I acquired this in 1988 from a dealer who personanallu acquired it along the Upper Sepik River and it was around 30 to 40 years old when he got it. There is some pigment loss and a crack in the mud on the side noted in enlargements. H: 22cm/18.5in and W;16.5/6.5
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408611 (stock #6187)
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$250.00
Fine cowrie shell necklace from northwest Burma, probably Naga on a hand woven macramé cotton cord. This is an old set, circa 80 years with an excellent worn natural patina and almost porcelain like surface these need to be handled to be appereciated. Please note that each bead is hand carved to nest into the other so when strung together and worn the necklace hangs in a circular fashion. Cowrie shells are probably the most ubiquitous ornament to have ever adorned a human being si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1408527 (stock #6182)
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$100.00
Polished shouldered stone axe from the late Neolithic Period, found in Nan Province Thailand near the Lao Border. A few nicks and chips. Please note reference in last enlargement from Burnished Beauty: The Art of Stone in Early Southeast Asia. L: 6.8cm/2.7in and base W: 5.4cm/2.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1407932 (stock #6196)
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$90.00
Pair of antique hair pins from the Akha minority in Northern Thailand, very old, these kind of things are very hard to find these days as most all of the hill tribe artifacts have been collected up. Perfect condition -L: 12.4cm & 13.3cm. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1405924 (stock #6179)
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$150.00
Nice old rice sickle from Cambodia with decorative mystical serpent “Naga” head. This is pre Khmer Rouge circa 1950s to 1960s. Overall good condition: blade is still sharp but could use a good clean and will disassemble at the aluminum collar. D: 37cm/14.5in across (see enlargement 2#).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1405923 (stock #6178)
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$300.00
Unusual 3 paneled tufted blanket from the Rawang ethnic group in the Kachin State, Burma. The field is woven from bast fiber (possibly hemp), the reddish head ends have an animal hair weft, either goat or dog. There are a few areas that have a bright colored commercial yarn but other then that all natural dyes. In the red field there are some bits of missing weft noted in enlargements. This piece is circa 1950 (plus or minus), definitely old an old piece. The Rawang are an upland living in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1405878 (stock #6175)
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$280.00
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft. As Sino/Arunachal Pradesh border is disputed with China (it should be noted this where the D...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1405877 (stock #6174)
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$130.00
Fine old rattan/bamboo splitting knife used in basket making. This has a great natural patina on the handle with decorated “butt”, circa first half 20th century. The blade still carries a sharp edge and is still quite serviceable. L: 44cm/17.2in (blade is 11cm/4.2cm). Excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1405830 (stock #6171)
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$150.00
Rare ceremonial rice cutter from the Karen people (this particular one is from Northern Thailand). This knife would only be used on the first cutting of the season and as with most all of the rice cultivators in Asia there is a great deal of ritual and importance given to this act, regardless of the religion i.e. Buddhist, animist, Hindu etc. The handle has a wonderful original patina and the blade is till quite sharp.Circa 60 to 100 years old. I am always fond of these sorts of things...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405827 (stock #6168)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Rare early 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Little is known about these textiles other than they show a close affinity with Maonan weavings and are no longer being woven by this people. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk and cotton embroidered pattern of birds, mythical animals and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern. Good condition given its age- there are some patches on the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1405781 (stock #6166)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Lovely semi antique, over 60 years old, two paneled Tai Daeng (Red Tai) blanket from Northern Laos with supplementary weft silk Chinese Shou longevity character medallions and key fret design. This was collected in Laos over 10 years ago. I was in Vientiane recently and textiles of this quality are no longer to be found. There are two repairs noted in enlargements 2 & 3 as well as some minor weft design loss. The Tai Daeng are generally acknowledged to be the best weavers in Laos and the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1405273 (stock #6152)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$100.00
Phallic charm from Lamphun Northern Thailand- serendipitously enough, where they have an annual sausage festival. Originally these were worn by men at the waist and were thought to protect the wearer from any harm to his penis and in a more general sense they also are believed to bring luck especially in terms of “wealth generating or protection”, so a woman might be kept in your cash box to increase your cash flow or a woman might keep one in her purse to prevent it being “snatc...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1405125 (stock #6147)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai tiger, there is a hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” or fetish of sorts- stand included. Free shipping via HK Registered Airmail. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.