Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1371492 (stock #4086)
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$250.00
Good Iban woman’s (kain kebat)skirt with “eyes of the green pigeon” pattern and hawks flying above the forest canopy, circa 1920s, composed of all natural dyes and handspun thread. There are the inevitable few pin holes and one very minor fray one side This piece is composed of all handspun thread and vegetable dyes. L: 104cm/41in and W: 55cm/21.7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1371380 (stock #4085)
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$175.00
Very rare ceremonial rice cutter from the Karen people (this particular one is from Northern Thailand). This knife would only be used on the first cutting of the season and as with most all of the rice cultivators in Asia there is a great deal of ritual and importance given to this act, regardless of the religion i.e. Buddhist, animist, Hindu etc. The handle has a wonderful original patina and the blade is till quite sharp but the tip is broken. Circa 60 to 100 years old. I am alwa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1371039 (stock #4080)
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$130.00
Nice old Cambodian lacquered basket. Very few things survived the reign of the Khmer Rouge which makes old baskets quite rare. Circa 70 years old, there are some old repairs noted in the enlargements. D: 30cm/11.8in and H: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1369827 (stock #4066)
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$100.00
One of a kind quirky Thai pangolin amulet carved from bone with Khon script signifying this has some spiritual meaning. I have never seen one these before- possibly used as knife in symbolic blood letting rituals where the shaman cuts out “evil” from his patient. Probably about 30 year old this is a lovely abstract interpretation of a Scaly Anteater. L: 13cm/5.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1366521 (stock #4044)
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$320.00
Rare collection (5 pieces) of pottery tobacco pipes used by the Rau/Brau people. These were acquired in Laos quite a few years. These were fired at the Yixing Kilns, in Jiangsu Province- the same place that made opium pipe bowls. These would date from late 19th century to first half 20th century- the ones with reddish clay being the oldest. They have some small chips consistent with old tribal pieces. As far as I know these pipes were unique to the Brau, and would today be consid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1365414 (stock #4034)
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$250.00
Lovely antique Sino Tibetan burlwood bowl- circa late Qing Dynasty in very good condition, there are few minor pits in the cavetto. D: 21cm/8.2in and H: 6.5cm/2.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1365412 (stock #4033)
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$120.00
Tibetan yak butter tea/chang bowl carved from burlwood, possibly Rhododendron circa 50 to 100 years old. D: 11.8cm/4.6in and H: 5cm/1.9in, there is one worn chip on the edge which is pretty normal for these things (see last enlargement). Nice original well worn patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1362298 (stock #4093)
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$85.00
Polished shouldered stone axe from the late Neolithic Period, found in Nan Province Thailand near the Lao Border. A few nicks and chips. Please note reference in last enlargement from Burnished Beauty: The Art of Stone in Early Southeast Asia. L: 6.8cm/2.7in and base W: 5.4cm/2.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1362077 (stock #4091)
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$130.00
Charming embroidered kerchief used for wrapping silver jewelry from the Yao/Mien people. In perfect condition made from all handspun and hand woven white and indigo dyed thread about 40 to 60 years old. This type of item has become increasingly rare as people find it easier to by store bought cloth. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail. 37cm/14.5in x 37cm/14.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1362008 (stock #4090)
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$90.00
Nice old black and red lacquered cylindrical woven bamboo box from Northern Thailand No holes or broken bits. L: 19.5cm/7.2in and D: 4.5cm/1.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1361925 (stock #4087)
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$150.00
Nice old Tai Dam (Black Tai) blanket with bold eight pointed star pattern. Circa 60-80 years old. The backing and border is made from contemporary handspun and handwoven indigo thread. A minor stain (see enlargements) but should wash out, otherwise good condition. Total W: 90cm/35.5in and L: 170cm/65in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1357823 (stock #4065)
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$420.00
Hardwood vintage sculpture of an African ancestor image. Old piece, a couple of cracks and repairs on the limbs noted in enlargements. I am not knowledgeable on African things so I am selling this based on its artistic merit. H: 45 cm/17.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1353330 (stock #4027)
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$550.00
Old and rare Angami Naga shamilami design, three paneled wrap woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade/tribute cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk warp in natural dyes. The fabric is incredibly smooth and supple and must be touched to really appreciate the fine quality. The embroidered “floating weft” pattern consists of owls, horses, elephants and flowers. A few holes in the salmon pinkish side borders, the bigg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1352729 (stock #4021)
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$150.00
Ensemble of three Nepali butter churning stick holders from Nepali hill minorities. Nice worn patina, circa 60 to 90 years old, the one on the right appears to be older. No kitchen should be without these! The large one has a crack at the end, see last enlargement for scale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1352727 (stock #4019)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$225.00
Fine old Iban Bidang circa 1920 with intriguing “water strider” motif, there are a few deer (rusa) and a spirit figure in this pattern as well. Collected in Sarawak in 2006. Aside from some fine yellow lines bordering the side panels this is made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton. Out of the five I have left from this group on my oipnion this is the best one in terms of color and age.There is a moderate hole and minor tear noted in enlargements. Dimensions L: 101cm/39.8in a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1352290 (stock #4017)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Good early 20 the century Miao wedding blanket from Antai area, Guangxi Zhuang, China. The base is made from all handspun cotton with silk and cotton warp embroidered geometrical floral pattern and swastika meander at lower border, the entire piece is framed in a handspun indigo border (possibly original). There is one hole on the cotton border and minor discoloration/fading in the center. 72cm/28.5in x 77cm/30 in, with border 110cm/43in x 108cm/42in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1351983 (stock #4013)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Good Kayan Orang Ulu gawai rice festival ceremonial mask, circa 40 years old, from Sarawak. I bought this piece in Kuching, Sarawak in 2003. This mask would be held by the teeth on a piece of rattan on the inside. Used only twice a year for rice planting and harvesting festivals (gawai), these gatherings were usually a good excuse for a party and celebration to encourage the spirits to ensure a good harvest. H: 25cm/9.8in and W: 16cm/6.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1351136 (stock #3199)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$110.00
Good monkey khik carved from wood, contrary to how I see these often advertised they, have little to do with attracting women, but are worn by on the side by men for luck and prosperity or used by women to ward odd “evil men” and attract money. The symbolism goes way back to Hindu mythology where the Shiva lingam represents primordial creative energy and the Monkey God Hanuman embodies courage and devotion. L: 5cm/2in. Unlike the cast metal types, this is a one off item, hand c...