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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1394654 (stock #4386)
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$120.00
Fine and rare Yao (also known as Mien) Taoist shaman, trapazoidal “yen” chop, used to send messages to the Gods. Reference “The Yao” by Jess Pourret pgs 206 & 207. These came from the Sino/Lao Fansipan Mountains border area and date circa 80 to 90 years old. 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1394582 (stock #4377)
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$150.00
Special Offer: Reduced from $200.USD to $150.USD. Decorative and colorful hand woven beaded shoulder cloth from the Batak people, Sumatra. This piece is quiet lively and complicated with gold treads, and large “Rasta” colored diamond patterned warp embroidered bands. The “Dame Madi Hita” is Batak language and is embroidered on both sides of the center which refers to a blessing bestowed by the giver to the recipient. Ulos cloths play an important role in Batak communities in ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1394545 (stock #4375)
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$500.00
Fabulous signed old men’s blanket from the Biboki region, West Timor. The writing is different from the center then it is from the ends so perhaps, this is a dedication or blessing rather than a signature. W: 114cm/44.8in and L: 186cm/73in, except for the yellow and blue lines this is woven from all naturally dyed handspun thread. Dating circa 1950 to 1960.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1393603 (stock #4360)
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$70.00
Rare antique bear’s teeth used by the Yao/Mien ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos during in Daoist ceremonies by Dao Guang priests. These would have had bells attached to them were used to “call in the spirits”. An example may be seen in Jess Pourret’s book: The Yao, plate 570, pg 207. These are all very old, and not from a bile farm (in case you were wondering). Dimensions in enlargements
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1392937 (stock #4340)
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$225.00
Exquisitely, 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 : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1392879 (stock #4398)
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$150.00
Colorful Stieng woman’s wrap around skirt from the Xtiêng (Stieng), estimated population of 7000, minority Binh Duong Province and Dong Nai Province of southeastern Vietnam. Hand woven with handspun cotton field and patterns of combination synthetic and cotton commercial yarns, this piece dates to circa 1970 to 1980 (i.e. post Vietnam War era). The Keith Harring(ish) anthropomorphic images are quite unusual. Provenance- Rob C. Clark Ethnobotanist PhD. Excellent condition, no d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1392489 (stock #4386)
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$300.00
Beautiful old Zhuang minority textile from Guangxi Zhuang/Guizhou province, China. Woven in two panels with silk embroidered “diamond and star” patterned border. There are small repairs noted in enlargement #4, minor fading on the left edge- all consistent with an old piece, some orange and brighter purple silk thread seem to be a later embellishment, indicating that this piece has been handed down several generations and highlights the well toned abrash of the original pattern....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1392125 (stock #4378)
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$200.00
Wedding cover panel from the Tujia ethnic group Southern China (Hunan or Guizhou Province). Made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton with some silk floss embellishments in the weft embroidered pattern. Quite old- circa late 19the century. There are few threadbare areas and couple with missing weft thread, but good given its age. I had this framed in Miao “egg” cloth. L: 94cm/37in and W: 37cm/14.5in- without border.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1392005 (stock #4375)
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$80.00
Good anthropomorphic spoon carved from a coconut shell circa mid 20th century, from Tmor. Perfect condition. L: (curvilinear) 15.4cm/6in and W: 6.2cm2.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1392003 (stock #4373)
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$90.00
Pair of antique hair pins from the Akha minority in Northern Thailand, very old circa 90 years or more, 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 : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1980 item #1391967 (stock #4372)
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$90.00
Rare net repairing tool from the Vietnamese Nùng ethnic minority, who are closely related to the Zhuang people in Southwest China. This is carved from buffalo horn and still has a length of handspun plant fiber cord. This difficult to date as I can find no references on this particular item, suffice to say it predates the use of cheaper and easier to obtain plastic versions, so a conservative dating of about 40 years will do. Perfect condition and L: 19cm/7.5in. Free shipping via HK Reg...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1391915 (stock #4370)
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$110.00
Tibetan Buddhist “windhorse” woodblock with loads of auspicious symbols (trigrams, dorjes etc) for printing small prayer flags about 40 to 50 years old, still perfectly usable (I’ve thought of making cards with this but never got around to it). The “wind horse” has its origins the earlier Bon folk religion but has been incorporated to Tantric art for the past couple of hundred years. I’ve researched few of interpretations of this symbol, which are quite complex so suf...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1391914 (stock #4369)
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$100.00
Rare 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 ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1391551 (stock #4366)
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$200.00
Very fine old wool pangden cloth- all hand spun wool and natural dyes. This piece is an exceptionally large piece consisting of 5 panels, circa 40 to 50 years old. I have had quite a few of these in the past and this is one of best I have seen. The weave is very tight and heavy and would make an excellent small blanket or throw rug. In the past these were worn by married women, but these days they are a fashion accoutrement for the modern Tibetan woman. This piece is in excellent...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1391117 (stock #4359)
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$150.00
Naga basket with ceremonial tail; this was made for carrying sharpened “panji” sticks, which were stuck in the ground to impede an enemy’s progress. Perfect condition made from all naturally produced handmade materials. The basket is woven from slit bamboo strips, the fringe of the tail is made of hair from a horse’s mane, and the carrying belt is composed of a plant fiber rope and possibly pandanus/palm fiber. Dimensions~ basket L: 30cm/12in, horse hair fringe L: 4...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1391115 (stock #4358)
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$130.00
Old rattan/bamboo splitting knife used in basket making. The blade still carries a sharp edge and is still quite serviceable. L: 65cm/25.5 (blade is 18.5cm/7.5in). Good condition, the blade has some surface rust but is till sound and solid.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1391093 (stock #4357)
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$320.00
Lovely semi antique, circa 50 years plus, silk supplementary weft embroidered all and handspun silk blanket, from the Tai Daeng/Tai Dam ethnic group Laos. This piece is in very good condition with a floral pattern and Buddhist symbols. The reverse side is backed with new(ish) raw silk. L: 150cm/59in and W: 120cm/47in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1390456 (stock #4337)
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$400.00
Woman's Blanket from the Chin, Mizo people of Assam or Western Burma. This type of “prestige cloth” would be worn only by women on ceremonial occasions. Some stains, splits at the ends but exceptionally rare and very fine weaving incorporating several techniques. Silk warp cotton weft. Approximately circa 50- 80 years old. W: 101cm/40in and L: 236cm/93in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1390090 (stock #4325)
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$150.00
Lovely Iban woman’s skirt from near Kapit, circa 1950s, with bangkit fruit pattern, signifying fruitful abundance. Apart from the inevitable few pin holes and a couple of very minor frays on the edge, this piece is in excellent condition. The red and yellow side borders are made from commercial thread while the center is all handspun thread with natural colored indigo and vegetable dye. L: 102cm/40in and W: 52cm/20.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1388884 (stock #4319)
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$300.00
Fine and rare Jinghpaw (aka Jingpo in China) “pukhang” heirloom wrap around skirt from Burma’s northern most state of Kachin. This piece is woven in three panels from two ply handspun cotton thread and goat or dog hair yarn supplementary weft pattern This piece is intricately composed and tightly woven lacking the garish colors of a recent piece. 50 years old plus. As with many of the Burmese highland peoples, textiles play an important cultural role determining status, “bride p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1388795 (stock #4316)
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$150.00
Men’s tunic from the Chin ethnic group, most likely from the Hakha Township, Chin State, Myanmar. I purchased this in the 1990s and was made in the 80s or 70s. The blanket is woven with fine handspun cotton thread while the thread for embroidery is commercially made. L: 181cm/71in and W: 110cm/43in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1388676 (stock #4312)
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$300.00
Special Offer: reduced from $500. to $300. Rare, circa early 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 veryimpressive piece with a fierce demeanor. The nose is damaged with a minor crack and...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388532 (stock #4311)
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$350.00
Mid 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk embroidered pattern phoenix and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern- all handspun threads. Good condition - no holes or missing embroidery threads. L: 110cm/43in and W: 66cm/cm/26in- with blue cotton border L: 153cm/59in and W: 110cm/43on.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1388416 (stock #4305)
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$120.00
Special offer -reduced from $220 to $120. Classic semi antique Laotian textile from the Tai Daeng ethnic group. This was acquired in 1991, just when Lao was opening itself for tourism and was about 30 years old at the time so this would date pre Vietnam War era. It is mounted onto a commercial Chinese chintz cloth border (looks original), made from all hand spun cotton and silk thread in the embroidery (except for the black pattern). There is one small repair noted in enlargements. L...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1388352 (stock #4300)
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Fine two paneled blanket from the Dai people of the Dehong, Xishuangbanna region of Yunnan Province Southwest China. The Dai people are part of the large Tai group living in Laos and Thailand and speak a mutually intelligible language, however this style of weaving and pattern are unique only in China. This piece is circa 100 years old (circa early 20th CE). Excellent condition. L: 97cm/38in and W: 65cm/25.5in -with indigo cotton border W: 101cm/40in and L: 135cm/54in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1388180 (stock #4297)
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$70.00
Colorful hand woven cotton belt for a traditional Bhutanese Kiri (national dress). I bought this in 1998, from a little old lady at the bottom of the trail to Paro Takstang (Tiger’s Nest). Never used- would make a great guitar strap (IMHO). L: 244cm/96in and W: 6cm/2.4in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1388091 (stock #4291)
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$150.00
Basket from Northern Burma probaby from the Rawang or other Kachin related group. . Approximately 50 or 60 years old. Increasingly difficult to source, this is a fine example of Burmese tribal basketry. Condition: good natural polished feel to the surface, a couple of “breaks” on upper rim of basket. The hole in the handle lid seems to intentional, as it has the same wear as the rest of the piece. Dimensions: 20cm/8in height 15.5cm/6.2in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388090 (stock #4290)
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$700.00
Fine and rare five paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island. This kind of ikat textile is unique among Chinese minority groups. I would date this 1950/1960),the ikat field is hand spun cotton and indigo with abstract human and animal designs. Superb condition with no holes or frays, there is one stain noted in enlargement 2 (could just be a bit of brown thread though). L: 102cm/ 40in and H: 59cm/23in (stitched together) x 2 for total size. Reference Traditi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1387543 (stock #4280)
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$700.00
Zhuang three paneled wedding cover from Binyang County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Circa early 20th century, silk and cotton (the blue is indigo dyed cotton) weft embroidered pattern. There is one repair noted in third enlargement. W. 103cm/41in and L: 151cm/60in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1387541 (stock #4279)
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$1,000.00
Exceptionally fine mid 20th CE wedding cover from the Zhuang ethnic group, Guzhou This piece is in perfect condition and is composed of silk floss on all handspun cotton using the supplementary weft embroidery technique. With the migration of rural young women moving to the “big city” to get factory jobs, this art has all but died out. Dimensions: 104cm/41in x 156cm/61in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1387287 (stock #4273)
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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 : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1387286 (stock #4272)
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$100.00
Fine old vintage hand loomed men’s longyi, classic checkered pattern (reverse image on the back). I bought this in Mae Sai around 1988, as far as I can tell this piece is unused, as it still has that “crisp” feel. W: 1.74m and L: 1.09m. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1387224 (stock #4271)
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$350.00
Exceptionally rare 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; 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 wef...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1386424 (stock #4261)
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$250.00
Rare antique large Thai “parang”, used to cut and split rattan and bamboo etc to create everything from baskets, village house walls to fish traps. The handle is made of old, and nowadays rare, Thai Rosewood: Dalbergia cochinchinensis and the iron blade is quite heavy and robust. The cutting edge is still sharp and usable, there are a couple of splits which is secured by a metal band. L: 64cm/25.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1386286 (stock #4258)
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$160.00
Beautiful pre Viet Nam War woman’s sarong from the Stieng/Xtiêng ethnic group Vietnam. Semi antique/vintage over 50 years old, all hand spun and woven. The center red and black panel is quite striking. Some minor old repairs on the selvedge and the stitches holding the panels together have unraveled in a couple of places, but otherwise no tears, holes or stains. L 135cm/53in and W: 66cm/26in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1385340 (stock #4244)
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$140.00
Bullock cart decoration of a tiger carrying a woman in its jaws. This is based on an old Burmese folk tale about two brothers (messengers of King Anawathra- founder of Pagan) who fall in love with a young girl who rejects them and so they send a tiger to kill her. This is circa late 19th century there some damage and to the figure of the woman. H: 35cm/13.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1385339 (stock #4243)
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$140.00
Beautiful Miao woman’s apron with black calendered cotton cloth, and green commercial border, and fine silk embroidered center panel with hand woven silk embellished apron ties, from Guizhou. The colors in center panel are particularly luscious and I would date this piece 40 to 60 years of age. W: 40cm/15.8in and L: 43cm/17in. Free shipping Hong Kong Registered Airmail
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1385079 (stock #4233)
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Colorful Stieng woman’s wrap around skirt from the Xtiêng (Stieng), estimated poulation of 7000, minority Binh Duong Province and Dong Nai Province of southeastern Vietnam. Hand woven with handspun cotton field and patterns of combination synthetic and cotton commercial yarns, this piece dates to circa 1970 to 1980 (i.e. post Vietnam War era). Provenance- Rob C. Clark Ethnobotanist PhD. Excellent condition, no damage. L; 139cm/55in and W: 79cm/31in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1384332 (stock #4294)
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$230.00
Beautiful old classic Lao shoulder clothe, all natural dyes with hand spun silk threads. I picked this up on my first trip to Laos in the mid 1990s, at the Talat Sao Market, Vientiane and would date this to the 1970/80s. The fabric is incredibly soft and supple and may be worn (it is amazingly warm) as a scarf or hung as wall art. It has a few loose threads on the selvedge but otherwise in excellent condition with no holes or tears. W: 38cm/15in and L: 243cm/8ft. Free shipping v...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1384250 (stock #4291)
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$220.00
Unusual collection of 6 old “prayer cloths” from a Taoist Master’s ceremonial robe (see last enlargement). For generic purpose’s these should be considered to be from the Mien group as they came from Vietnam and are circa 50 to 60 years old- woven from handspun cotton. They all have the same basic pattern indicating they are probably from the same priest’s outfit. These used to be quite easy to get about 15 years ago but now almost impossible to find. Dimensions- the larges...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1383856 (stock #4283)
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Fine and rare Yao (also known as Mien) Taoist shaman “yen” chop, used to send messages to the Gods. Reference “The Yao” by Jess Pourret pgs 206 & 207. These came from the Sino/Lao Fansipan Mountains border area and date circa 80 to 90 years old. H: 6.5cm/2.6in x W: 5.2cm/2in This has a minor age crack as may be seen in enlargements.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1383661 (stock #4277)
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$250.00
Old Timorese hard wood 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: 26/9.8in and W: 7cm/2.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1382782 (stock #4268)
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$300.00
Unique and rare Zo/Tedem blanket. The Tedum aka Tiddim are a subgroup of the Chin, who live in Northern Burma, Chin State, bordering 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 pin holes but noting egregious (one small repair with rice grain for scale). L: 180cm/70in and W: 104cm/40in. See last enlar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1382716 (stock #4266)
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$150.00
Rare and unusual Iban pottery pattern paddle carved from durable Iron Wood (Belian wood), circa 19th century. The pattern on this would be pressed into unfired clay pots to give it this design by the Iban people of Sarawak. This technique has been used since Neolithic times predating the pottery wheel, where pots were made by coiling “ropes” of clay into a shape and then using the paddle to press the coils together to make a shape. The edge is rough at the bottom of the handle othe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1382377 (stock #4263)
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$2,200.00
Magnificent, one of a kind, late 19th to early 20th century, Lanna Thai, ironwood coconut scraper, carved in the shape of a cat, with antique inset glass eyes (they glow like a cat’s if you shine a light into them). Excellent condition and VERY heavy- L: 38cm/14.8in (without scraper) and H: 15cm/6in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1382032 (stock #4253)
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$700.00
Exceptionally fine and rare three paneled ikat blanket from the Li people of Hainan Island, Southwest China. The lighter wide indigo bands consists a coarse warp fiber most likely linen or hemp and the narrow brown and dark blue indigo bands are made of a thinner and softer thread, probably cotton or cotton and bast fiber mix. In near perfect condition, there is one tiny pinhole and minor dark staining (this could also be a form abrash) on the inside- please see last enlargement...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1381885 (stock #4247)
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$150.00
Good shell pendant made from a conch from the Ban Chiang Bronze Age Culture, Central Thailand circa 1500 to 2000 years old. If you look at this and then envision the Milky Way Galaxy, you will feel the synchronicity. D: 6cm/2.4in. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1381809 (stock #4244)
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$300.00
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1381577 (stock #4237)
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$250.00
Classic fine and rare intricately carved heirloom buffalo horn spoon from Timor, Lesser Sunda Islands. This piece dates to late 19th early 20th century and is in excellent condition with no damage. Following the curvature this is L: 23.5cm/9.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1381418 (stock #4233)
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$700.00
Fine intricate four paneled handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local indigo dyed cotton from the Ha/Meifu dialect speaking Li people, Hainan Island. The black color is in the design is achieved by burying the thread in the mud after being dyed with indigo. Symbols depicted on this piece are single face embroidered mother and son figures. Excellent condition, L: 205cm/80.5in and W: 129cm/50.8in. These are very rare now. I purchased this one 15 years ago with a group of th...
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 #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)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1376752 (stock #4157)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1375483 (stock #4151)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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).