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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388133 (stock #4293)
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$900.00
Fine, old and rare Chang Naga, three paneled body “prestige” cloth with anthropomorphic cowry shell design. The cloth may have been woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk wapr, the cowry shells have a fine toned aged patina. This is a genuinely old cloth circa 50 to 70 years old (not for the tourist market). This kind of cloth signifies the owner has given a series of feasts or tak...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388531 (stock #4310)
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$900.00
Very rare three paneled Tujia blanket from Guizhou, China circa 50 to 70 years old (possibly older). Made with all handspun cotton threads (the green and yellow appear to be natural dyes).The upper and lower borders that are a commercial cloth.. It is the only Tujia blanket, I have ever seen with a black field. Excellent condition, H: 117cm/46in and W: 113cm/44.5in (total length with border 193cm/76in).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1372376 (stock #4100)
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$800.00
Excellent, circa 1950s, 3 paneled weaving from the Zhuang ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang, Southern China. The body is woven from very fine handmade cotton thread while the weft supplementary embroidery is done with silk floss threads (the small blue indigo medallions are done with cotton). Quite a heavy piece because of all the embroidery. L: 161cm/63in and W: 100cm/39in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1392488 (stock #4385)
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$750.00
Heirloom wedding blanket cover from the tiny Maonan ethnic minority of Guangxi, China. This piece dates from the late 19th/early 20th century and is made with natural undyed local cotton with the pattern with made from floss silk supplementary brocade weft symbols of phoenix, flowers and butterflies, and is in perfect condition with no holes or tears. Southwest China. Some of the more brightly colored purple aniline dyed silk threads have been rewoven into the patterns probably withi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1373050 (stock #4111)
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$700.00
Fine three panel wedding blanket from the Bouyi (Buyi) ethnic group Libo County, Guizhou, China. The supplementary weft “well” patterned embroidery is silk except for the black medallions- the field is all handspun cotton. The black border is a later addition made from hand woven cotton. Circa mid 20th century very good condtion. W: 83cm/33in and L:130cm/49in (with border, W: 114cm/43in and L: 160cm/62in.
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 : 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 : 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 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1379441 (stock #4217)
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$600.00
Beautiful supplementary weft, three paneled embroidered blanket from the Zhuang people in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. It was traditional until the late 80s that women from this area and ethnic group to make a wedding blanket prior to marriage as demonstration of her skills as a weaver. This piece is in excellent condition, from the first half of the 20th century. It is woven from all handspun materials, with the foundation being made of cotton while the embroidery is silk f...
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 : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1390381 (stock #4335)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$600.00
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 welcoming the dead into th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1322151 (stock #3123)
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$500.00
Rare silk Cambodian ikat lower garment L: 288cm/113.in and W: 90cm/35.5in with twill weave; unique to Khmer textiles. This skill died out during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and has not yet recovered the skills and technique to make a textile of this quality. The size of this piece indicates it would have been worn by an upper class family much like a pantaloon with center being passed through the legs and tucked into the waist. This is a very old style and may be observed on the bas relief frie...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1364168 (stock #4015)
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$450.00
Good early 20th century Baotou saddle carpet. Bought this off someone’s floor in Lhasa near the Jokhang in 1991. L: 140cm/50in and center W: 50cm/18.5in. Pile is in good condtion, no threadbare spots- the 4 square holes are intentional- being use to accommodate saddle straps.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1384948 (stock #4232)
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$420.00
Very rare antique, circa early 20th century supplementary weft silk floss embroidered, on a natural indigo dyed base of hand spun cotton thread, child’s blanket from the Zhuang ethnic group, Binyang County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province, China. This has a very unusual pattern I have seen only on one other Zhuang textile, please note the center field is covered with a repetition of the Chinese character “Wang”, which means king, also quite unusual are auspicious coin symbols....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #754486 (stock #1815)
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$400.00
Rare three paneled men’s wrap from the Nung/Rawang ethnic group of the Kachin State, Burma. The weaving technique and materials are quite unique which I have not encountered with any other ethnic group. The base warp and weft foundation is made from hemp fiber, the pile is made from cotton, and the finished maroon colored ends are finished in wool. All the fibers on this piece are handspun with the exception of the bright colored yarn which are “store bought” synthetics. The Rawang...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1373917 (stock #4121)
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$400.00
Rare and unusual 3 paneled tufted blanket from the Rawang ethnic group in the Kachin State, Burma. The field is woven from bast fiber (possibly hemp), the reddish head ends have an animal hair weft, either goat or dog. There are a few areas that have a bright colored commercial yarn but other then that all natural dyes. In the red field there are some bits of missing weft noted in enlargements. This piece is circa 1950 (plus or minus), definitely old an old piece. The Rawang are an u...