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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1380448 (stock #4231)
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$150.00
Unusual Lao Buddha depicted in bhumiparsa mudra and “Royal Attire”. Traces of original red and black lacquer with a more recent application of gold leaf. This was carved by rural people as a means of giving thanks, making merit or making a wish. Carved from teak they date circa late 19th- early 20th century. Condition as pictured. H: 28cm/11.2in and W: 9.5cm/3.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1380394 (stock #4229)
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$600.00
Fine and rare antique Dai blanket from Yingjiang, Yunnan, China. These are unique to this area and are found nowhere else. This is woven from all handspun vegetal dyed heavy cotton thread and dates late 19th to early 20th century. There are two very small patches on the back noted in enlargements- otherwise excellent condition. Actual size excluding borders is L: 109cm/44in and W: 76cm/30in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1380388 (stock #4228)
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SOLD
Rare and unique large Penan mat with human headed snake spirit motif. This piece was sourced from an Iban longhouse in Kampong Yamok, Kapit District, Sarawak. The pattern is distinctly Penan suggesting that it was either a barter item or that the original owner, an Iban man, had a Penan wife. I bought this in 2001 in Sarawak. This kind of mat would not have been used for daily use or sat upon but would be hung up for oracle ceremonies. The human head snake spirit is considered ve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1380090 (stock #4226)
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Sold to Japan
Old Lao Buddha depicted in typical bhumiparsa mudra. Traces of original red and black lacquer with a more recent application of gold leaf. These were carved by rural people as a means of giving thanks, making merit or making a wish. Carved from teak they date circa late 19th- early 20th century. Condition as pictured. H: 29cm/11.3in and W: 10.3cm/4in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1379327 (stock #4213)
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$150.00
Old Timorese wooden statue commemorating a departed loved one. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought this from an old Australian collection which was collected in the 1980s in West Timor, so this dates 1950’s to 1960s. This carved from hard wood in good condition with minor checks in the wood. H: 19.5cm/7.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1377787 (stock #4185)
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$90.00
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 1960 item #1377781 (stock #4183)
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$120.00
Eclectic strand of spherical wood, cylindrical bone and buffalo tooth beads, from the Chin ethnic group in Myanmar. Some of the bone beads have been dyed to resemble pumtek heirloom beads, possibly by a wax resist method. These were collected in the 1980s and had some age at the time so I will date around 1960. Total L: 71cm/28in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1377403 (stock #4174)
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$150.00
Fine and rare molded leather tobacco box from the Bai ethnic group in Yunnan, China. These were purchased in rural Yunnan at a Bai market, near Dali about 15 years ago. I have found a few references on Bai lacquer but never any images, so this may have been made by either the Shan(Dai) or Yi minorities who have a better documented lacquer tradition. One can assume this craft is no longer being done with the availability of cheap plastic items as well as the migration of artisans to b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1377147 (stock #4167)
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$100.00
Nice old weaving element from an Akha backstrap loom, circa 50 or 60 years old. Good condtion and patina, still quite functional. Held together wood pegs. L: 47cm/18.5 and W: 17cm/6.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1377080 (stock #4165)
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$100.00
Rare bamboo opium harvesting paraphernalia from the Yao/Mien ethnic minority in Laos. This was inserted under the jacket across the back of the neck of the collector and the raw sap was scraped off into and later transferred into a brass pot from reference Jess Pourret book, “The Yao” small crack noted in enlargements. L 59cm/23.2in. Circa 50 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1376856 (stock #4162)
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SOLD
Superb antique lacquered bamboo woven box from the Lisu ethnic minority, Northern Thailand. This piece is in excellent condtion, no damage or old repairs. Please view enlargements to appreciate the fine detail on this, also note that this double walled. L: 15.3cm/6in, H: 6cm/2.4in and W: 7.9cm/3.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1376752 (stock #4157)
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$200.00
Ikat sarong from the upland Karen (Pwo or Sgaw) ethnic group in Northern Thailand. This is woven from all handspun cotton thread and natural dyes. Acquired in the 1980s, it has never been used and as such may be described as being in pristine original condition. The cloth coming from these people nowadays, are nowhere near this quality. W: 87cm/34in and L: 152cm/61in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1376679 (stock #4155)
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$500.00
Rare, circa early to mid 20th century carved wooden mask designed to be placed on or above a door to ward off evil spirits, in the animist Taoist tradition. This was made by a minority ethnic group in Southern China (Miao or Tujia) and is similar in style to Nuo masks although this was never meant to be worn. H: 42.5cm/16.8 in and W: 29cm/11.5in. This is a very impressive piece with a fierce demeanor. The nose is damaged, a minor crack and the odd bug hole, here and there.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1375946 (stock #4153)
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$225.00
Fine embroidery panel from the Yao, sometimes referred as the Mien, ethnic group from northwest Laos near the Vietnamese border. This piece is the back panel from of a woman’s jacket with silk embroidered thread on hand woven indigo dyed cloth and is in excellent condition (one tiny pin hole and later embroidery noted in enlargements), circa 75 years old. L: 58cm/22.8in and W: 50cm/19.8in. Free shipping Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1375719 (stock #4152)
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$450.00
Fine and rare Toraja, Sulawesi seko mandi (funeral shroud) possibly from Seko village. The Torajans have elaborate and often excessive burial rites (depending on the wealth or status) of the deceased and death does not have the grim connotations as it does in the West, the bodies are disinterred once a year washed, dressed and walked around the village. This piece has the classic sekong pattern consisting of interlocking hooks and has been interpreted as interlocking arms welcomi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1375483 (stock #4151)
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$120.00
Good old textile from Laos with a “void” silhouette deer pattern woven from all handspun cotton. This piece is approximately 30 to 40 year old- I picked up in 2000. The border and backing has some staining but the embroidered panel is clean. L: 128cm/50.5in x W: 57cm/22.5in (without border) and L: 177cm/69.5in and W: 90cm/30.in (with border).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1374913 (stock #4140)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1374767 (stock #4138)
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$145.00
Very fine purse from the Yao (aka Mien) people of Yunnan or Laos. This is piece is semi antique circa 80 years old composed of all hand spun cotton, silk and red wool/bast fiber margin at the top (the exception would be the decorative ribbons which are commercial). This style of purse is pictured in Jess Pourret's The Yao but I’ll have to say the embroidery on this much better. Also rare is the use of natural dyes and hand loomed strap. Free shipping via HK Registered Airmail. There ...