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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1417830 (stock #6345)
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$120.00
Fine vintage, elegant hand loomed men’s longyi, classic checkered pattern (reverse image on the back). I bought this in Mae Sai around 1988, as far as I can tell this piece is unused, as it still has that “crisp” feel. W: 1.74m and L: 1.09m. Has a few minor stains but otherwise condition is “as new”. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1417362 (stock #6368)
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$220.00
Good Amfoang, West Timor men’s mantle using supplementary warp weaving decoration on the side panels and quirky embroidered animals in the center panel. This piece is late 20th century and is woven with homespun cotton thread. Except for the embroidered pattern the dyes appear to be natural. The colors on this piece are quite toned and mellow compared to what I have seen recently coming from that region. No damage, some light fading may be noted in the reddish areas of the firs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1415497 (stock #6352)
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$160.00
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 Tibetan woman. This piece is in excellent condit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1415496 (stock #6351)
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$120.00
Charming votive folk embroidery, from the Saurashtra area of Gujarat, made by the Kanbi farmers caste, circa 50/60 years old. The two ply field is woven from all hand spun rough cotton thread; hand dyed silk thread and small glass mirrors. Ganesh is flanked by two female consorts and his “vehicle” of mice beneath him. These are brought out during religious and auspicious festivals. Excellent condition. W: 54cm/21.1in and H: 56cm/22in. Free shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1415440 (stock #6347)
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$220.00
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 nettle 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. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414970 (stock #6328)
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$160.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414941 (stock #6324)
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$260.00
Beautiful old Zhuang minority textile from Guangxi Zhuang/Guizhou province, China. Woven in two panels with silk embroidered “diamond and star” patterned border, "wanzi" swastika key fret and well symbols. There are small repairs noted in last enlargement minor fading on the left edge- all consistent with an old piece, some orange and brighter purple silk thread seem to be a later embellishment, indicating that this piece has been handed down several generations and highlights th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1414838 (stock #6314)
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$150.00
Old three paneled wedding bed cover from the Zhuang ethnic group Southern China- silk floss weft embroidered pattern on hand woven cotton field. Good condition- some minor loss to edge of head end edge. L: 138cm/54in and W: 105cm/41in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414683 (stock #6309)
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$150.00
Antique Tujia minority cotton blanket section, circa late 19th/early20th century. All hand spun threads with heavy weave and undyed white background and two shades of indigo geometric pattern. No holes etc but some light staining as may be seen in images- actually looks worse in pictures than it does on person. This has a contemporary black border added on. L: 84cm/33in and W: 37cm/14.5in- with border 108cm /43in and W: 64cm/25in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414681 (stock #6308)
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$900.00
Tujia wedding blanket chinese ethnic antique textile 900.00 4310 Very rare three paneled Tujia blanket from Guizhou, China circa 50 to 70 years old (possibly older). Woven with all hand spun cotton threads except for the commercially made upper and lower borders that have been sewn onto this piece. It is a one of a kind piece, I have ever seen with a black background. Excellent condition, H: 117cm/46in and W: 113cm/44.5in (total length with border 193cm/76in).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414550 (stock #6301)
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$900.00
Fine and rare five paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. This kind of ikat textile is unique among Chinese minority groups. I would date this 1950/1960) 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 ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1414548 (stock #6300)
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$500.00
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 and have not seen any s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413878 (stock #6296)
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$150.00
Colorful hand woven beaded shoulder cloth from the Batak people, Sumatra. This piece is quiet lively and complicated with gold treads, and large “Rasta” colored diamond patterned warp embroidered bands. The “Dame Madi Hita” is Batak language and is embroidered on both sides of the center which refers to a blessing bestowed by the giver to the recipient. Ulos cloths play an important role in Batak communities in that they are ritually used to express affection and sincerity be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1413776 (stock #6294)
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$600.00
Antique wedding blanket, circa late 19th CE/early 20th CE, from the Bouyi aka Buyi China. This is tightly woven in three panels, from very fine handspun cotton thread with a silk floss yarn supplementary weft “well” pattern. The black cotton lattice gives the overall pattern depth. The wide woven-in border has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern that seamlessly transitions from the black cotton to silk pastel. There is a simple repair on the edge (noted in enlargements) as well...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1413716 (stock #6292)
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$130.00
130.00 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; 189...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413715 (stock #6291)
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$900.00
Very fine silk and cotton Northern Chin, heirloom, ~cong-nak puan, men’s blanket most likely from the Falam or Matupi township, Burma, circa 1940-1960. This is in outstanding condition with just some minor surface stains and a couple of pinholes. L: 210cm/82.5in and W: 140cm/55.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413714 (stock #6290)
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$200.00
Rare woman’s pictorial shoulder cloth from a Chin subgroup (Khami, Khumi or Mro) living in the Rakhine and Chin states, west Myanmar. Please note that the pattern is hand embroidered on one side only and not woven in, also most of the geometric woven patterns are unique with only a couple of repetitions. The dimensions are L: 123cm/63in x W: 34cm/13.5in. I have three books and Burmese textiles and there are no depicted examples of pictorial weaves. Circa 50 to 60 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413585 (stock #6286)
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$110.00
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. Free shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1413583 (stock #6285)
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Lovely wedding blanket from the Antai Miao, Rongshui County, Guizhou. This piece is in perfect condition, circa second 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 182cm/71in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413439 (stock #6279)
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$90.00
Nice old Laotian blanket from the Tai Dam ethnic group. The embroidered face and backing is made from all hand spun and hand woven thread. The border is frayed but the center is still quite attractive but with some broken warp threads (see enlargements). I picked this up in Luang Prabhang 20 years ago. Total L: 1.9m x 1.08m. All original components. Circa 60 to 80 years old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413435 (stock #6275)
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$350.00
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 d...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413404 (stock #6272)
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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 condtion. The cloth coming these people nowadays, are nowhere near this quality. W: 87cm/34in and L: 152cm/61in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1413399 (stock #6289)
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$130.00
Vintage women’s three paneled silk dress circa 1970 to 1990 from Bhutan. Minor fraying along one side where as well some pinholes and stains. L: 2.3m/90in and W: 1.43m/56in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1413276 (stock #6277)
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$140.00
The larger one is. L: 106cm/41.8in and W: 59cm/23in. All the elements in this piece are hand made, even the ribbon along the border which is often machine made (even in old pieces)this piece has some old repairs The smaller one is has ablack calendered cotton cloth, and green commercial border, and fine silk embroidered center panel with hand woven silk embellished apron ties. . W: 40cm/15.8in and L: 43cm/17in. Free shipping Hong Kong Registered Airmail. Please examine enlragements fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1413202 (stock #6276)
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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. For the Tujia the white Tiger is a totemic ancestor diety.The central panel has some holes and has unravele...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1413199 (stock #6273)
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$120.00
Semi antique blanket or sarong from the Stieng/Xtiêng ethnic group Vietnam. Over 60 years. Woven from all handspun cotton threads and is unusually large for a single panel. 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 : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1413167 (stock #6270)
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$150.00
Rare 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 15 years. There ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1413133 (stock #6268)
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$200.00
Rare antique two paneled bed cover from the Daizu ethnic minority of Southern Yunnan, China. An unusual piece with very fine silk embroidery and woven field with what may be hemp/ramie handspun threads, as it has a slightly coarser and stiff feel than standard cotton thread. I would date this circa 19th century with natural dyes. There are small holes and tears throughout the piece as to be expected in a delicate old textile from a tropical climate. L: 120cm/47in and W: 69cm/27in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413066 (stock #6266)
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$500.00
One of kind, single supplementary weft embroidered panel, L: 4.63m/14.2ft and W: 36.5cm/13.8in, from Guizhou, Southwest China. Its function is a bit of mystery so it being a sling wrap around baby carrier or possibly a festival or religious banner. 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 th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412916 (stock #6263)
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$250.00
Fine and rare early 20th century Miao baby carrying strap from Zhouxi, Guizhou China. Please note that every diamond shaped medallion pattern is different. This is woven from all handspun silk warp and cotton weft. This is an incredibly labor intensive weaving process, in the old days, a skilled craftswomen could only weave about 1 centimeter a day, today no one is able to duplicate this. Total length of the brocaded panel is 134cm/52in and W: 16cm/6.5in. I had a contemporary “mud cloth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412741 (stock #6252)
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$300.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa first half 20th CE. The foundation is woven with handspun blue cotton threads and silk weft embroidered, phoenix, butterfly and floral images against a “key fret” background. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches and small tear noted in last enlargement, but overall excellent condition and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412655 (stock #6250)
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$500.00
Special Offer~Reduced from $750: Heirloom wedding blanket cover from the tiny Maonan ethnic minority of Guangxi, China. First half of the 20th century-made with natural undyed local cotton, the pattern is a floss silk supplementary weft brocade. The symbols of phoenix, flowers and butterflies, and is in perfect condition with no holes or tears. Some of the more brightly colored purple aniline dyed silk threads have been rewoven into the patterns probably within the last 40 years but ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412266 (stock #6241)
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$400.00
Special Offer: Fine supplementary silk weft embroidered two paneled wedding blanket, from the Maonan ethnic group (Guangxi/Guizhou province) circa later first half 20th century. This foundation is woven from all and spun local cotton and silk floss thread. This has an unusually wide central band with eccentric “wanzi” swastika meander and six pointed star design, also there are natural dyed upper and lower cotton margins -the first time I have ever seen on a Maonan piece. The patte...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1411826 (stock #6238)
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$900.00
Rare two paneled wedding blanket from the Bouyi (aka Buyi) ethnic group in Changshun area Guizou, China. Woven from all handspun cotton thread. The blue and white center field has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern while the upper and lower parts are the repetitive “well” symbols. If you stare at this piece long enough you will find a few small holes but nothing really significant, of the few pieces I have ever seen from this specific group, this is the best. This dates cir...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411822 (stock #6237)
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$90.00
Lovely vintage (circa 50 years old) Lao skirt with wide lower hem silk woven pattern. This is in good condition and just washed. There is a waist band sewn into the top. This is a free size in that the waist can be adjusted my moving the clothes hook (see last enlargement). This woven from all handspun cotton thread. Top width: 110cm/43in and bottom width: 132cm/51in and length: 66cm/26in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1411750 (stock #6235)
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$1,000.00
Fine and rare 19th century, 2 paneled, ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Southern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals. This is unique, in being woven with either hemp or flax fiber rather than cotton. The weaving is quite delicate and complicated; I put a single grain of rice to highlight the intricate and minute details of the blue and red alternating points. The bells come mainly from India and ...