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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1347138 (stock #3153)
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$450.00
Exceptionally rare baby blanket from the Tujia weavers of Longshan County, Hunan Province, China. I have been looking for one of these for years and this is the first complete blanket I have ever found, albeit the lower two border panels come from a different piece. This incorporates the unique white tiger motif (see enlargement #3) which is believed to give the baby protection. The there is a repair to the border panel and the central cotton panel has some holes and has unraveled at the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1338265 (stock #3300)
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$220.00
Exceptionally fine supplementary weft silk embroidered pair of child’s blanket panels woven onto handspun indigo dyed cotton circa 60 to 80 years old, possibly older), framed onto a contemporary hand woven indigo cotton back, from Guizhou Province, Southwest China This piece was originally a bit longer but impossible to tell how much. This is finest example of embroidery work I have ever seen on a Tujia piece. W: 29.5cm/11.8in and L: 34.5cm/13.5in. Framed dimensions- W: 43cm/16.8in a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1325505 (stock #3154)
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$200.00
Good Iban woman’s kain depicting tree of life with bamboo running the length of the bidang reaching above the forest canopy, circa 1950s. Aside from commercial warp thread on sides, it is composed of all natural dyes and handspun thread. There are the inevitable few pin holes and a few small tears on one side (this indicates where the skirt has been taken in to have a better fit on the waist). L: 188cm/46.5in and W: 51cm/20in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1324438 (stock #3141)
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$125.00
Nice antique bags from Afghanistan with exquisite silk embroidery. Bought these in Peshawar in the mid 90s. There is red satin on the larger bag is new and can be removed the smaller bag has a stain but may wash out (never tried so no guarantees). Small bag 10.7cm/4.2in x 10.cm/4.2in, larger bag is 14cm/5,5in x 16cm/6.3in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1323598 (stock #3138)
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SOLD
Very rare woman’s skirt (pukhang) from the Kachin/Jingpo ethnic group, Northeast Burma. This style is very uncommon compared to the red wool types most commonly seen on the “ethnographic textile” market. This is a single panel with supplementary weft trim on the ends made of dog hair. Aside from tiny amounts of commercially dyed thread used on the borders as highlights this piece is made of all hand spun treads and natural dyes. It is quite a durable weave with denim like feel....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1321691 (stock #3120)
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$150.00
Fine old Yao embroidery with Chinese characters, from the Kin Mun Lantien subgroup Yunnan/Vietnam. This piece is in excellent condition with no damage and is circa early 20th century. It is made from all handspun cotton with an intense indigo dye. These are documented in the Jess Pourret book “The Yao”. Embroidered patch W: 14cm/5.5in and L: 20cm/7.9- with fringe 139cm/54in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1288423 (stock #3013)
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$400.00
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 o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1285949 (stock #3005)
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$280.00
Very rare man’s ceremonial tunic from the Chin ethnic group, probably Falam Township, Chin State Myanmar. I would consider this an antique heirloom blanket between 1910-1940 finely woven from hand spun cotton thread and natural dyes. This incorporates the classic Chin diamond twill weft pattern as well as double side embroidery. This still has traces of the original and embroidery portions of the selvedge side are missing (I am guessing approx 15cm/6in) - W: 128cm/50.5in and L; 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1284407 (stock #2995)
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$160.00
Exquisitely embroidered small Chinese purse circa early 20th century with flowers and a butterfly. The small purse with the string is purely decorative- there are two pockets under the flap and one wallet type pocket in the back. Aside from one stain this is in perfect condition. Dimensions when folded 9cm/3.5in x 9cm/3.5in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Air Mail include.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284223 (stock #2992)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement). This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years. Excellent condition This is semi antique circa 50 to 60 years old L: 39cm/15.5i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284219 (stock #2991)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284217 (stock #2990)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1274893 (stock # 2910)
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$650.00
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 green is the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1270062 (stock #2875)
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$350.00
Exquisite pair of late circa late 19th-early 20th CE loom weft supports carved into the shape of lotus buds with beautiful classic Khmer floral scroll motif and remnants of original red and black lacquer. I bought these in the Russian Market about 14 years ago in Phnom Pehn; a pair of equal quality is housed in the National Museum there. Each is carved from a single piece of wood. They are in very good condition with minor checks and knocks as to be expected from antique wooden implements. H: 26...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1920 item #1270057 (stock #2874)
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$220.00
Antique portable spinning wheel from Chiang Mai area Northern Thailand. Nice functional old piece with classic Thai carved motifs on the support arms and spokes. This is from a village so it has been repaired as needed over the years using various bits. The handle is missing and the there is some damage to the carving in enlargement 4. This will pack flat (relatively) and is early 20th century. W: 67cm/26.3 and H: 47cm/18.5in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1264373 (stock #2833)
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$220.00
Very rare woman’s tube skirt from Taliang ethnic group in Attapeu province Laos. Please note in the 3rd enlargement is the image of helicopter dating back to the CIA covert “Air America” operation Laos from 1955 to 1974. Similar to the Afghan "war rugs” made during the Soviet occupation, the simpler folk amongst us documented current events in their weavings. I traveled through this province back 2002 and did not find one single piece dating from this period although I di...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1263172 (stock #2813)
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$300.00
Very rare woman’s blanket from the Tiddim speaking, Northern Chin ethnic group who live in the Chin State, Burma next to 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 small holes but noting egregious- obviously of interest to the specialist collector. L: 164cm/64.5in and W: 101cm/39.8in. See last enl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1260058 (stock #2805)
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$150.00
Unusual dated woman’s sarong from Burma. This is hand loomed with a dancing girl motif, 1974 date (coincides with the forming of Burma’s 2nd constitution under Ne Win) and traditional Burmese pattern. It appears to be made of a combination of silk and synthetic fiber- the yellow threads are silk while the rest are “something else”. Possibly part of a dance troupe costume for a commemorative performance, interesting piece, the only dated one I have ever seen. There are s...