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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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SOLD
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 : 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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SOLD
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 : 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.