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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1404769 (stock #6108)
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$220.00
Unusual collection of 6 old “prayer cloths” from a Taoist Master’s ceremonial robe (see 8th enlargement). These are from Vietnam where the Yao are referred to as the Mien 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 20 years ago but now almost impossible to find. Dimensions- the largest one is 18cm/7.1in x 18cm/7.1in and th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1404624 (stock #6103)
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$400.00
Wonderful indigo, embroidered and batik blanket from the Hmong in Sapa, northwestern Vietnam. This is a huge piece L: 2.5m/98in and W: 1.74m/68.5in. A very functional item that could be used as a bed cover or an accent wall hanging. All hand woven from commercial thread except for the embroidered sections which consist of handspun thread. Was purchased in the Sapa Hmong textile market 15 years ago
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1404570 (stock #6100)
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$280.00
Fabulous pair of green dragon motif sleeve panels from the Taigong Miao community Guizhou, China. These were acquired in Beijing about 15 years ago and are mounted on all handmade indigo and black cloth. The embroidery is in perfect condition and is about 40 to 60 years old. L: 51cm/20 in and W: 28.5cm/11.2in. With border- L: 69cm/27.2in and W: 46cm/18.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1404434 (stock #6089)
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$400.00
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 welcoming the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1404302 (stock #6081)
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$300.00
Beautiful women’s skirt from the Bahnar (Ba Na) ethnic group from the Central Highlands of Vietnam, woven from fine handspun cotton using all natural dyes. The weaving is very intricate and refined, note the use of narrow warp ikat bands throughout this piece. This piece is in perfect condition and dates to 1960 to 1970. The center panel is stitched loosely at the top as it was meant to be used as a pocket. Google Bahnar Bob Mc Kerrow to view photos of women wearing this kind of ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1404299 (stock #6078)
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$200.00
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 enlargement for refe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404269 (stock #6071)
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$140.00
Stunning silk on satin old embroidered garment panel with phoenix and floral and fscroll pattern. This has been repurposed into a table runner. L: with border 192cm/76in and W: 33cm/13in- just the embroidery L: 50cm/20in and W: 16.5cm/6.5in. If you want just the embroidered bit and the runner I can offer free shipping, otherwise I need to charge you the going rate depending on where you live.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404268 (stock #6070)
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$120.00
Stunning silk on satin old embroidered garment panel with floral and foliate scroll pattern. This has been repurposed into a table runner. L: with border 180cm/71in and W: 27cm/10.5in- just the embroidery L: 61cm/24in and W: 9cm/3.5in. If you want just the embroidered bit and the runner I can offer free shipping, otherwise I need to charge you the going rate depending on where you live.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1404216 (stock #6069)
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$80.00
Old embroidered jacket panel from the Miao/Dong ethnic group Southwest China, with abstract floral pattern. Avery lovely piece- the pattern seems to shimmer as if floating on a pond of water. See image for condition and size. Free Shipping
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1404215 (stock #6068)
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$50.00
Old embroidered jacket panel from the Miao/Dong ethnic group Southwest China, with abstract phoenix and floral pattern. See image for condition and size, floral scroll. Free Shipping
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1404214 (stock #6067)
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$50.00
Old embroidered jacket panel from the Miao/Dong ethnic group Southwest China. See image for condition and size, floral scroll. Free Shipping
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404213 (stock #6066)
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$80.00
Old embroidered jacket panel from the Miao/Dong ethnic group Southwest China. See image for condition and size, with abstract phoenix and floral scroll. Free Shipping
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404212 (stock #6065)
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$80.00
Old embroidered jacket panel from the Miao/Dong ethnic group Southwest China. See image for condition and size. Free Shipping
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1404168 (stock #6064)
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$700.00
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 #1403489 (stock #6032)
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$650.00
$650.USD One of kind, single supplementary weft embroidered panel, L: 4.63m/14.2ft and W: 36.5cm/13.8in, from the Tujia ethnic group in Guizhou, Southwest China. Its function is a bit of mystery so it being a sling wrap around baby carrier is my best guess. Originally I thought it might be a traditional wedding blanket that would be cut and sewn with three panels together but there is no border pattern woven into this piece as is typical. The pattern is quite unusual in that gre...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1403488 (stock #6031)
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$300.00
Antique wedding blanket from The Bouyi aka Buyi ethnic group, Libo Village, in Guizhou. All natural dyes and hand spun materials (silk weft embroidery on cotton field), circa late 19th century or early 20th century. Some missing embroidered areas an a few very minor holes consistent for an antique village textile from a tropical climate W: 89cm/35in and L: 109cm/42 in, total size with border W: 124cm/ 49in and L: 146cm/57.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1403377 (stock #6023)
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$200.00
Good silk textile with tiger embroidery- all the threads are silk except the black. This was acquired in 1991 and has been sitting in a box ever since then. W: 69cm/27in x L: 149cm/58.5in. A great piece(IMHO)!
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1403375 (stock #6022)
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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 1940 item #1403232 (stock #6012)
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$400.00
Bouyi Wedding Blanket Speacial Offer: Was $700-now$400.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 : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1403145 (stock #6007)
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$500.00
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 biggest on...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1402893 (stock #5098)
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$200.00
tibetan ethnographic textile 180.00 Tibetan 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 T...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1401444 (stock #5080)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Iban woman’s from Sarawak, skirt depicting the tree of life with bamboo running the length of bidang. There is some fraying on the selvedge noted in enlargement, it is woven from all handspun threads and the central pattern is composed of all vegetal dyes. L: 108cm/42in and W: 56cm24.4in. This piece is circa 60 to 80 year old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1401269 (stock #5077)
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$400.00
Cambodian Textile: Special Collector’s Offer- reduced from $800 to $400: Rare antique silk Khmer ikat lower garment. H: 90cm/35.5in L: 2.1m/7ft10in. with a twill weave; unique among Southeast Asian textiles. 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 friezes in Angkor Wat. I bought this pie...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1400501 (stock #5063)
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$250.00
Semi antique, large woman’s sarong from the Stieng/Xtiêng ethic group Vietnam. Over 60 years old, this is woven from all handspun cotton threads. There is a patch, 7cm x 2cm fray on one edge and small 1cm hole. L: 203cm/79on39.8in and W: 94cm/37in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1400500 (stock #5062)
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$150.00
Semi antique woman’s sarong from the Stieng/Xtiêng ethic group Vietnam. Over 60 years old, this is woven from all handspun cotton threads. There is one ink stain and a small hole (see cover image- there is a stain on the right and further down and small hole). W: 100cm/39.8in and L: 185cm72in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1400359 (stock #5057)
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$150.00
Woman’s breast cloth from the Chin or Rakhine States, Myanmar- from the Khumi, Khami or Mro- Chin subgroup. Good condition- there is one tiny pin hole and a couple of stains. Circa 1950. L: 70cm/27.5in and W: 34cm/13.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1400358 (stock #5056)
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SOLD
Woman’s breast cloth from the Chin or Rakhine States, Myanmar- from the Khumi, Khami or Mro- Chin subgroup. Good condition no repairs or damage. Circa 1950. L: 56cm/22in and W: 26cm/10.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1399468 (stock #5048)
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$900.00
Fine intricate four paneled, handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local, and 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. Please cut and paste this link http://www.yo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1399329 (stock #5046)
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SOLD
Intricate shoulder cloth (hti paun) from the Mro Arang, Khami subgroup Rakhine State, Myanmar. Good condition, no holes or tears (could use a wash). Fascinating geometrical weft embroidered pattern- no two bands of patterns are exactly the same. It is woven in one continuous piece. Circa 1950- all hand spun threads. L 212cm/ 81in and W: 29cm/15.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1398920 (stock #5038)
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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 these people nowadays, are nowhere near this quality. W: 85cm/33in and L: 150cm/60in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1398828 (stock #5033)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Women’s skirt from the Bahnar (Ba Na) ethnic group from the Central Highlands of Vietnam, woven from fine handspun cotton using all natural dyes. The weaving is very intricate and refined, note the use of narrow warp ikat bands throughout this piece. This is one single panel which would have used to make three other skirts. See last enlargement for a complete example. L: 2.9meter/9.5feet and W: 66cm/26in. I have two complete skirts- please contact if interested.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1398382 (stock #5030)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Special Offer; Reduced from $350 to $220. Rare men’s loin cloth from the Northern Chin, Haka group Burma. Mantle of Merit: Barbara Fraser has a good write up on these, and has a couple of pieces dating to late 19th to early 20th century, she also writes these were rarely used after 1950 so I can date this piece to b around then or earlier. The two end panels are different colors of which the lighter indigo blue colored is original while the darker piece is looks to be slightly new...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1397915 (stock #5026)
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$400.00
Rare Northern Chin, Tashon subgroup, Falam Township, woman’s, ceremonial, embroidered skirt circa 50 to 80 years old, Chin State, Burma. All hand woven in two panels with a silk warp and cotton weft, and natural dye. There is some minor fading in a few places (doesn't look in real life as the photos indicate) but the condition and quality of the cloth is outstanding. Chin textiles are much under appreciated in the West due to the remoteness of their region as well as the subtle pa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1397192 (stock #5017)
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SOLD
Fine women’s unopened, tubular skirt with oval floral pattern (aungright nene) from the Chin related, small Khumi ethnic group. The Khumi are the found in Bangladesh, Chittagong Hills and Chin/Rakhine states, Myanmar. This piece is in excellent condition with all hand spun and natural red and indigo dyes, circa 1970 (more or less). L: 86cm/33.8ijn (x2) and W: 36cm/14.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1397119 (stock #5016)
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$120.00
Rare woman’s skirt (pukhang) from the Kachin/Jingpo ethnic group, Northeast Burma. This is two panels with supplementary weft trim on the ends made of dog hair. Mostly natural dye and indigo. It is quite a durable weave with denim like feel. There is some staining, one small hole as well as a bit of dye bleeding. I could only find examples this in “Textiles of the Hill Tribes of Burma”: Michael C. Howard (plate 107) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Accession Number: 2002.312...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1396646 (stock #5011)
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$125.00
Unusual 3 paneled tufted blanket from the Rawang ethnic group in the Kachin State, Burma. The field is woven from heavy coarse cotton or bast fiber (possibly hemp) with softer cotton tufts. This piece is circa 1950 (plus or minus), definitely an old piece. The Rawang are an upland people living in some of the most remote areas of northernmost Burma. I acquired about 20 years ago in Mae Sai, Northern, Thailand, possibly brought down by the Rawang Christian Diaspora, fleeing persecut...