Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1263393 (stock #2820)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$210.00
Men’s tunic from the Chin ethnic group, most likely from the Hakha Township, Chin State. I purchased this in the 1990s and it is not very old- probably made in the 80s or 70s. This is an authentic ceremonial piece worn only on special occasions; I have listed this mainly for comparison to an antique piece I previously listed. I have not seen any more of these during the past 10 years of my usual buying trips, although I assume they are still being made locally in Myanmar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1263172 (stock #2813)
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$220.00
Very rare woman’s blanket from the Tiddim speaking, Northern Chin ethnic group who live in the Chin State, Burma next to India. This piece is circa 1950-1960, spun from commercial, hand dyed cotton thread with some single faced supplementary and diamond twill patterns. Please see enlargements to appreciate the complexity of this weave. There are a few small holes but noting egregious- obviously of interest to the specialist collector. L: 164cm/64.5in and W: 101cm/39.8in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1260058 (stock #2805)
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$150.00
Unusual dated woman’s sarong from Burma. This is hand loomed with a dancing girl motif, 1974 date (coincides with the forming of Burma’s 2nd constitution under Ne Win) and traditional Burmese pattern. It appears to be made of a combination of silk and synthetic fiber- the yellow threads are silk while the rest are “something else”. Possibly part of a dance troupe costume for a commemorative performance, interesting piece, the only dated one I have ever seen...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1257847 (stock #2790)
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$120.00
Good 20th century vintage circa 1960/1970 ikat sarong from the tiny island of Savu, Indonesia. This piece is in perfect condition with all natural dyes. H: 158cm/62in and W: 112cm/44in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1257335 (stock # 2786)
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$110.00
Old Chinese bamboo bitong around 50 or 60 years old. A few checks in the surface but none of them go all the way through the body, an attractive rustic looking piece with nice patina and is quite large, H: 27cm/106in and D:13cm/5.1.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1256903 (stock #2778)
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$320.00
Fine and rare old Yao/Mien all hand spun and woven cotton wedding veil with silk thread embroidered geometrical design, circa 50 years old. This piece is from Kim Mien group and was originally collected in Northern Laos. The colors on this piece are subtle and restrained (please note the use of shades of brown and blue in enlargements) and the brown and white tassels. Except for a couple of tiny holes this piece is in excellent condition. W: 47cm/18.5in and L: 75cm/29.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1256782 (stock #2775)
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$250.00
Superb Cambodian semi antique Khmer basket circa pre 1950. Excellent condition, with natural lacquer and some painted design. Woven with split bamboo it is still quite serviceable, please view enlargements to appreciate the detail of this weave- you will not find any genuinely old baskets in Cambodia anymore (or anywhere else for that matter). Dimensions: 27cm/11.8in diameter and 15cm/6in height. This is one of a near matched pair.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1256781 (stock #2774)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Superb Cambodian semi antique Khmer basket circa pre 1950. Excellent condition, with natural lacquer and some painted design. Woven with split bamboo it is still quite serviceable, please view enlargements to appreciate the detail of this weave- you will not find any genuinely old baskets in Cambodia anymore. Dimensions: 27cm/11.8in diameter and 15cm/6in height. This is one of a near matched.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1256690 (stock #1772)
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$180.00
Superb small bamboo strip basketry box from Northern Thailand, please note enlargements to see fine details of this piece. This quality is almost impossible to find locally in Thailand these days and has an extra inner wall to give it added durability. The body is still quite pliable, there are a couple of folk repairs on the lip of the inside box. L 14cm/1.5in, H: 6.5cm/2.6in and W: 6cm/2.3in. Circa pre WW 2.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1256373 (stock # 2766)
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$400.00
Rare semi antique supplementary warp silk embroidery on handspun indigo cotton, blanket from the diverse Tai ethnic group Vietnam/Laos. I collected this in Chiang Mai around 12 years ago and would date it around 40 to 80 years old. Nowadays you just can’t find this sort of textile anymore. Some embroidery losses and a hole along the edge (noted in enlargements) but overall in very good condition. Dimensions: 84cm/33in x 145cm/57in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1256372 (stock #2765)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Rare semi antique supplementary warp silk embroidery on handspun indigo cotton, blanket from the diverse Tai ethnic group Vietnam/Laos. I collected this in Chiang Mai around 12 years ago and would date it around 50 to 80 years old. Nowadays you just can’t find this sort of textile anymore. Some minor embroidery losses but overall in very good condition. Dimensions: 77cm/30.5in x 140cm/55in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1256219 (stock #2759)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$600.00
Fine and rare skirt group from the Li ethnic (Run speaking dialect) group Hainan Island. I acquired this piece on a trip to Hainan Island in 1987. This is composed of three panels- the upper one is an all natural dye geometric pattern, the center one is quite interesting, incorporating both the mother/son motif as well as a “Hercules” and anthropomorphic design- the lower panel is a zoomorphic design (possibly deer?)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1256217 (stock #2758)
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$500.00
Fine and rare tunic group from the Li ethnic (Run speaking dialect) group Hainan Island. I acquired this piece on a trip to Hainan Island in 1987 and it is in pristine condition. The body is made from fine handspun intensely dyed indigo thread while the patterns are constructed from cotton and silk threads on what appears to be a bast fiber backing, please note that the embroidered panels are probably older than the blouse...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1244707 (stock #2754)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$175.00
Good West Timor men’s mantle using supplementary warp weaving decoration on the side panels and quirky embroidered fanciful animals in the center panel. This piece is late 20th century and is woven with homespun cotton thread. Except for the embroidered pattern the dyes appear to be natural. The colors on this piece are quite toned and mellow compared to what I have seen recently coming from that region...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1244323 (stock #2751)
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$220.00
Good west Timor Atoni mantle for a man with quirky mythical four legged bird pattern. The two outside panels are made with commercial cotton thread while the center is composed of handspun cotton and indigo. I bought this from old Australian collection and was acquired in the 1980’s so I would date this piece circa 1950s to 1960’s. Good condition with a few pinholes and minor stains- no rips or tears. L: 170cm/67in (without fringe) and W: 115cm/45.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1244316 (stock #2750)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Ensemble of 5 old wooden statues commemorating departed loved ones. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought these from an old Australian collection which were collected in the 1980sin West Timor, so these date 1950’s to 1960s. The two largest figures have some age cracks on the back and the feet on the female figure are damaged, but all have nice patinas and are carved from hard but not particularly heavy woods...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1242189 (stock #2744)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
~Sold to Oz, cheers~! $120.USD
Iban pua with Bujang Belang Pinggan (Dayak mythical hero pattern- see last enlargement for reference). Please note this piece is very badly faded on one side. This is made with natural dyes and hand spun cotton threads in the center with commercial red, white and blue threads on the side bands. Circa 1940-1960, L: 164cm/64.5in (not including fringe) and W: 84cm/33in. The two panels are and hand stitched together- no holes or tears...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1960 item #1242182 (stock #2743)
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~Sold to China, xie xie ni!~ $110.USD
Exquisitely carved pair red suanzhi wood panels with archaic scrolling dragon motif and key fret border. These probably date to the 1950s (possibly a little older or newer) - they just don’t do this kind of finely detailed work anymore. There is one old crack in the wood noted in enlargements and chips around the edges. Most likely from an old piece of furniture, L: 28cm/11in and W: 14cm/5.5in.