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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1413167 (stock #6270)
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$150.00
Rare jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 15 years. There ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1413133 (stock #6268)
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$200.00
Rare antique two paneled bed cover from the Daizu ethnic minority of Southern Yunnan, China. An unusual piece with very fine silk embroidery and woven field with what may be hemp/ramie handspun threads, as it has a slightly coarser and stiff feel than standard cotton thread. I would date this circa 19th century with natural dyes. There are small holes and tears throughout the piece as to be expected in a delicate old textile from a tropical climate. L: 120cm/47in and W: 69cm/27in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413066 (stock #6266)
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$500.00
One of kind, single supplementary weft embroidered panel, L: 4.63m/14.2ft and W: 36.5cm/13.8in, from Guizhou, Southwest China. Its function is a bit of mystery so it being a sling wrap around baby carrier or possibly a festival or religious banner. Originally I thought it might be a traditional wedding blanket that would be cut and sewn with three panels together but there is no border pattern woven into this piece as is typical. The pattern is quite unusual in that green is th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412916 (stock #6263)
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$250.00
Fine and rare early 20th century Miao baby carrying strap from Zhouxi, Guizhou China. Please note that every diamond shaped medallion pattern is different. This is woven from all handspun silk warp and cotton weft. This is an incredibly labor intensive weaving process, in the old days, a skilled craftswomen could only weave about 1 centimeter a day, today no one is able to duplicate this. Total length of the brocaded panel is 134cm/52in and W: 16cm/6.5in. I had a contemporary “mud cloth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412741 (stock #6252)
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$300.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa first half 20th CE. The foundation is woven with handspun blue cotton threads and silk weft embroidered, phoenix, butterfly and floral images against a “key fret” background. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches and small tear noted in last enlargement, but overall excellent condition and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412655 (stock #6250)
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$500.00
Special Offer~Reduced from $750: Heirloom wedding blanket cover from the tiny Maonan ethnic minority of Guangxi, China. First half of the 20th century-made with natural undyed local cotton, the pattern is a floss silk supplementary weft brocade. The symbols of phoenix, flowers and butterflies, and is in perfect condition with no holes or tears. Some of the more brightly colored purple aniline dyed silk threads have been rewoven into the patterns probably within the last 40 years but ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412586 (stock #6248)
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$800.00
Complete three paneled Tujia wedding blanket with geometric pattern from Guizhou circa late 19th/early 20th century. This is made from all hand spun threads, mostly cotton but also silk floss is incorporated into both the field and pattern. Good condition- the center panel shows wear with some missing embroidery and a few spots with broken weft lines. L: 103cm/41in and W: 106cm/41in, with blue cotton border L: 132cm/51in and W: 129cm/51in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412266 (stock #6241)
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$400.00
Special Offer: Fine supplementary silk weft embroidered two paneled wedding blanket, from the Maonan ethnic group (Guangxi/Guizhou province) circa later first half 20th century. This foundation is woven from all and spun local cotton and silk floss thread. This has an unusually wide central band with eccentric “wanzi” swastika meander and six pointed star design, also there are natural dyed upper and lower cotton margins -the first time I have ever seen on a Maonan piece. The patte...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1411826 (stock #6238)
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$900.00
Rare two paneled wedding blanket from the Bouyi (aka Buyi) ethnic group in Changshun area Guizou, China. Woven from all handspun cotton thread. The blue and white center field has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern while the upper and lower parts are the repetitive “well” symbols. If you stare at this piece long enough you will find a few small holes but nothing really significant, of the few pieces I have ever seen from this specific group, this is the best. This dates cir...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411822 (stock #6237)
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$90.00
Lovely vintage (circa 50 years old) Lao skirt with wide lower hem silk woven pattern. This is in good condition and just washed. There is a waist band sewn into the top. This is a free size in that the waist can be adjusted my moving the clothes hook (see last enlargement). This woven from all handspun cotton thread. Top width: 110cm/43in and bottom width: 132cm/51in and length: 66cm/26in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1411750 (stock #6235)
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$1,000.00
Fine and rare 19th century, 2 paneled, ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Southern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals. This is unique, in being woven with either hemp or flax fiber rather than cotton. The weaving is quite delicate and complicated; I put a single grain of rice to highlight the intricate and minute details of the blue and red alternating points. The bells come mainly from India and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411748 (stock #6234)
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$200.00
Absolutely fabulous vintage complete, Red Yao, (aka Kiem Mien) woman’s long jacket from the Sapa area, Vietnam. There are a few holes and patches, but it’s all here, just washed and very wearable. This piece has been well worn and well loved. It is all handwoven with hand spun cotton thread with mostly indigo dye. L: 122cm/48in and W: 128cm/50 (opened at waist). There is a similar example in Jess Pourette’s “The Yao” page 101, plate 216. Circa 50 to 60 years old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1411680 (stock #6233)
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$120.00
Love old Tibetan handspun wool blanket with natural dyes. Perfect condition with wonderful abrash in the burgundy, green and blue colors. Please note the light color bands are gray and not white as appears in the main enragement. W: 99cm/39in and L: 130cm/51in. Circa 1960s/1970s- vintage. The burgundy dye has bled a bit into the grey wool, noted in last enlargements,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1411678 (stock #6231)
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$600.00
Antique wedding blanket, circa late 19th CE/early 20th CE, from the Miao ethnic group, Antai District, Guangxi , China. This is tightly woven in three panels, from very fine handspun cotton thread with a silk floss yarn supplementary weft “well” pattern. The black cotton lattice gives the overall pattern depth. The wide woven-in border has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern that seamlessly transitions from the black cotton to silk pastel. There is a simple repair on the edge (n...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1410979 (stock #6227)
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$250.00
Finely woven Iban women’s kain skirt, from Kapit, circa 1940 with “eye of the green pigeon” and bamboo pattern, from the Kapit area. Fine and tight weaves like this, indicate that owner was from a high status. There is one repair noted in enlargements. The ikat is made from all handspun and natural dyes while the colored bands are commercial thread. L: 115cm/42.5in and W: 57cm/22.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410977 (stock #6226)
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$250.00
Iban woman’s kain skirt from Sarawak depicting the tree of life with bamboo running the length of the bidang. There is some fraying on the selvedge, and a seamless repair noted in enlargements. They ikat pattern is quite sharp and is woven from handspun naturally dyed threads, the red, green and yellow colors are commercial threads. L: 108cm/42in and W: 56cm24.4in. This piece is circa 60 to 80 year old
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410759 (stock #6223)
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$400.00
Beautiful West Timor (most likely Isana), Indonesia, three paneled, ikat blanket. This is woven from a combination of natural dyed home spun cotton and commercial thread. The blue ikat bands are made from the homespun thread and natural indigo dye with a “mau fu” pattern, representing wild jungle fowl- a symbol of virility, which is very intricate, symmetrical and well balanced. The alternating colorful bands are commercial cotton thread. Perfect condition- circa 1960/1970. L...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1410758 (stock #6223)
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$250.00
Beautiful, unopened, three paneled woman’s sarong from Flores Island, Indonesia. Circa 40 to 50 years old. All hand spun and woven cotton and natural dyes. Very soft and in perfect condition. The incorporation of indigo dyes is quite subtle giving it the depth. L: 142cm/56in and W: 158cm/60in.