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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405881 (stock #6177)
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$250.00
Good Iban woman’s 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1405829 (stock #6170)
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$130.00
Colorful full length two paneled men’s tube sarong from Ende, Flores Island, Indonesia. I bought this new in 1988, and it has been in storage since then, having washed it once once. The brightly colored bands are made with commercial silk thread weft threads. The rest of the piece is made of handwoven handspun natural dyed cotton, with two bands of ikat. There are tiny weaving flaws here and there (little spots of broken threads, but no holes) otherwise pristine original condition....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405827 (stock #6168)
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$300.00
Rare early 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Little is known about these textiles other than they show a close affinity with Maonan weavings and are no longer being woven by this people. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk and cotton embroidered pattern of birds, mythical animals and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern. Good condition given its age- there are some patches on the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1405781 (stock #6166)
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$300.00
Lovely semi antique, over 60 years old, two paneled Tai Daeng (Red Tai) blanket from Northern Laos with supplementary weft silk Chinese Shou longevity character medallions and key fret design. This was collected in Laos over 10 years ago. I was in Vientiane recently and textiles of this quality are no longer to be found. There are two repairs noted in enlargements 2 & 3 as well as some minor weft design loss. The Tai Daeng are generally acknowledged to be the best weavers in Laos and the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1405778 (stock #6163)
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$180.00
Rare old three paneled “tube” sarong from West Timor, made from all natural dyes, with local hand spun coarse cotton thread. This piece is circa 50 to 60 years old. The center panel pattern has been woven into the cloth with the warp thread forming the design while the border panel motifs are embroidered. L: 146cm/57in and W: 109cm/42in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1405123 (stock #6145)
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$200.00
Beautiful pre Viet Nam War woman’s sarong from the Stieng/Xtiêng ethnic group Vietnam. Semi antique/vintage over 50 years old, all hand spun and woven. The center red and black panel is quite striking. Some minor old repairs on the selvedge and the stitches holding the panels together have unraveled in a couple of places, but otherwise no tears, holes or stains. L 135cm/53in and W: 66cm/26in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405116 (stock #6140)
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$400.00
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 patched on the back noted in enlargements- otherwise excellent condition. Actual size excluding borders is L: 109cm/44in and W: 76cm/30in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405115 (stock #6139)
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$300.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa early 20th CE with phoenix and floral pattern. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches but overall excellent condition and color given its age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1405049 (stock #6131)
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$300.00
Exceptionally rare ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Sothern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals; please see last enlargement for a couple of guys wearing them. This piece is constructed of handspun threads being sewn together from two panels. This textile is at least 80 years old, possibly being as early as 1900. The weaving technique on this piece is quite delicate and complicated. The weft threa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1405047 (stock #6129)
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$200.00
Beautiful old classic Lao shoulder clothe, all natural dyes with hand spun silk threads. I picked this up on my first trip to Laos in the mid 1990s, at the Talat Sao Market, Vientiane and would date this to the 1970/80s. The fabric is incredibly soft and supple and may be worn (it is amazingly warm) as a scarf or hung as wall art. It has a few loose threads on the selvedge but otherwise in excellent condition with no holes or tears. W: 38cm/15in and L: 243cm/8ft. Free shipping via H...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1405039 (stock #6123)
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$200.00
Exquisitely, embroidery panel from the Yao, sometimes referred as the Mien, ethnic group from northwest Laos near the Vietnamese border. This piece is the back panel from of a woman’s jacket with silk embroidered thread on hand woven indigo dyed cloth and is in excellent condition (one tiny pin hole and later embroidery noted in enlargements), circa 75 years old. L: 58cm/22.8in and W: 50cm/19.8in. Free shipping Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1404997 (stock #6118)
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$300.00
Lovely wedding blanket from the Antai Miao (actually a Han group assimilated into Miao culture), Rongshui County, Guizhou. This piece is in perfect condition circa last half 20th CE, made from all handspun undyed or indigo threads, except for the brightly colored commercial silk threads. I bought this in the late 90s in Guizhou and it has been kept in storage ever since. The actual blanket size is L: 128cm/51in and W: 84cm/33in. With the hand woven indigo border, total size is L 18...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1404996 (stock #6117)
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$280.00
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 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 ...