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Kayan Gawai Mask

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Wood: Pre 1980   item# 1274633 (stock# 2906)

Kayan Gawai Mask
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$150.USD 

Fierce Kayan Orang Ulu mask worn in rice harvesting "gawai" festivals. Circa 40 years old, from Sarawak. I bought this piece in Kuching, Sarawak in 2003. The mask would be held by the teeth on a piece of rattan on the inside. H: 27cm/10.5in and W: 15.8cm/6.2in.


Thai Tiger Amulet

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1273783 (stock# 2901)

Thai Tiger Amulet
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$120.USD 

Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” or fetish of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.


Karen Lacquer Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920   item# 1273531 (stock# 2895)

Karen Lacquer Box
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$130.USD 

Rare complete lacquer tobacco box with trays from the Karen hilltribe ethnic group Northern Thailand. Next to nothing has written about this craft amongst the Karen people although they are known for their water tight baskets using lacquer to seal the weave. H: 9.5cm/3.8in and D: 8.6cm/3.3in.


Thai Lacquer Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920   item# 1273518 (stock# 2894)

Thai Lacquer Box
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$130.USD 

Rare black Lanna lacquer box circa 60 to 80 years old in excellent condition given its age, no repairs or big chunk missing, from Chiang Mai. Genuine old examples of Thai lacquer are quite rare these days as most have been bought up by Thai collectors. H: 8.7cm/3.4in and D: 11cm/4.2in.


Shan Buddhist Devotee

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1800   item# 1272624 (stock# 2887)

Shan Buddhist Devotee
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$750.USD 

Exceptionally rare bronze Burmese/Shan musician which would have been part of Buddhist “nativity ensemble”. These consist of dancers, devotees and musicians celebrating his birth with the young Buddha forming the focal point of the group. Usually these types of images are quite crude and small being placed inside chedis/stupas as a form of merit making and were never meant to be displayed on a Buddhist altar. This one however would have been displayed in private home or temple. I pur ...click for details


Antique Tibetan Belt

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 1272226 (stock# 2885)

Antique Tibetan Belt
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$110.USD 

Old (100 years or more) leather belt from Tibet with 5 damascened silver patterns on iron fittings with complete buckle. There is some rust on the metal bits, maybe some Silvo polish on them will bring some of the shine back to the silver. All the pieces seem to be here except for a scabbard attachment. Total L: 118cm/46.5in. I bought this the Barkor bazaar in front of the Jokang in Lhasa almost 20 years ago; the leather is rough but serviceable.


Cambodian Loom Base Supports

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Wood: Pre 1920   item# 1270062 (stock# 2875)

Cambodian Loom Base Supports
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$350.USD 

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 ...click for details


Lanna Thai Spinning Wheel

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Instruments and Implements: Tools: Pre 1920   item# 1270057 (stock# 2874)

Lanna Thai Spinning Wheel
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$220.USD 

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


Attapeu Women’s Sarong

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 1268786 (stock# 2868)

Attapeu Women’s Sarong
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$200.USD 

Vintage full length tube sarong from Attopu Province, Laos- either the Alak or Katu ethnic group. Excellent condition made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton thread. This piece is thickly woven and is very supple and soft, Circa 40 to 50 years old, vintage tribal textiles are almost impossible to find in Laos these days. L: 140cm/55in and total width 144cm/156.8in.


Xinjiang Textile Printing Blocks

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900   item# 1268638 (stock# 2867)

Xinjiang Textile Printing Blocks
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$400.USD 

Eclectic ensemble of five poplar wood print blocks for cloth from Xinjiang Province. As the majority of people of Xinjiang are Muslim Uighur, Turkic speakers- these patterns reflect a Central Asian identity rather than Han. These easily date to circa 19th century, possibly much older. They look to have been excavated; bordered by the Gobi Desert to the north with rest of the province encompassed by the Taklimakan desert, it is one of the driest regions in the world so wooden objects ...click for details


Yao Shaman’s Talismans

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 1268608 (stock# 2866)

Yao Shaman’s Talismans
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$300.USD 

Unusual collection of 6 old “prayer cloths” from a Taoist Master’s ceremonial robe (see enlargement #7). For generic purpose’s these should be considered to be from the Mien group as they came from Vietnam and are circa 40 to 50 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 15 years ago but now almost impossible to find. Dimensions- the largest one is 1 ...click for details


Old Lao Silk Scarf- Lao Pha Chet

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1267450 (stock# 2861)

Old Lao Silk Scarf- Lao Pha Chet
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$220.USD 

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.


Sumba Hinggi

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1265954 (stock# 2845)

Sumba Hinggi
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$1200.USD 

Magnificent Sumbanese ikat from Waingapu, made from all vegetable dyed handspun cotton thread. I picked this up in 1988 and can safely date this 1970-1980. Created by a master weaver the themes are typically Sumbanese with skull tree, serpents, and human figures. This is a lively piece using only three basic colors and symmetrical design to achieve a well balanced effect, missing in the weird and colorful contemporary weavings sold in the tourist bazaars of Denpasar, Bali. It is in per ...click for details


Uzbek Coverlet

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1265949 (stock# 2843)

Uzbek Coverlet
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$80.USD 

Old 5 panel cover collected in Uzbekistan in the late 1990s. It is woven from all handspun and naturally dyed thread. The two central off white panels may be spun from some sort of bast fiber and the rest is wool. This mostly flat woven with some floating stitches and simple embroidered patterns, other than it came from Bokara and I don’t know ethnic group it is from. It is bordered on the ends with typical Central Asian ikat silk and I am guessing this piece is 50 years or more. There ...click for details


Nepali Butter Churners

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1264461 (stock# 2834)

Nepali Butter Churners
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$220.USD 

Ensemble of three Nepali ghurra netis, which are used to hold churning sticks in the process of making butter from Nepali hill minorities. Nice worn patina, circa 60 to 90 years old, the one on the right appears to be older. No kitchen should be without these! The large one has a crack at the end, see last enlargement for scale.

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