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Burmese Longyi

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1260058 (stock# 2805)

Burmese Longyi
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$150.USD 

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 some runs ...click for details


Antique Block Print Festival Banner from Myanmar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1259366 (stock# 2800)

Antique Block Print Festival Banner from Myanmar
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$320.USD 

Highly unusual and rare festival heirloom cloth from the Khumi or Mro ethnic groups, Rakhine State, Burma. These were probably made in Gujarat, India circa early 18th century or maybe even earlier and are composed of muslin fabric with block prints of soldiers, elephants, cats and tigers. See last enlargement for reference from Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh by David and Barbara Fraser. According to the authors “dhari” as these are called, were suspend ...click for details


Timor Mask

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1960   item# 1258541 (stock# 2794)

Timor Mask
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$170.USD 

Old mask from East or Central Timor. The previous owner told me, what well might be an apocryphal tale, that this was recovered from “secret hiding place” after a brush fire that was caused by a skirmish between Fretilin and the Indonesian Army during the 1970’s. I was in West Timor in the 1980s and saw plenty of new copies of Timorese masks, which were stuck with horsehair and smoked over a fire to give it an antiqued appearance, this to me appears to be a genuimely old piece and in ...click for details


Iban Pottery Mold

Catalogue: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Tools: Pre 1900   item# 1258539 (stock# 2793)

Iban Pottery Mold
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$220.USD 

Rare and unusual Iban pottery pattern paddle carved from durable Iron Wood, circa 19th century. The pattern on this would be pressed into unfired clay pots to give it this design by the Iban people of Sarawak. This technique has been used since Neolithic times predating the pottery wheel, where pots were made by coiling “ropes” of clay into a shape and then using the paddle to press the coils together. The edge is rough at the bottom of the handle other than that this piece is in excel ...click for details


Savu Sarong

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 1257847 (stock# 2790)

Savu Sarong
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$120.USD 

Good 20th century vintage circa 1960/1970 ikat sarong from the tiny island of Savu, Indonesia. This piece is in perfect condition with all natural dyes. H: 158cm/62in and W: 112cm/44in.


Antique Savu Sarong

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1257846 (stock# 2789)

Antique Savu Sarong
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$350.USD 

Exceptionally fine early 20th century antique ikat sarong from the tiny island of Savu, Indonesia. The weave is a bit course indicating this was made from local native cotton, rather than handspun imported material. This piece is in perfect condition with 6 narrow patterned bands of floating weft. All dyes are organic also note in last enlargement that the narrow blue and white bands are ikat dyed in groupings of only four strands. This is composed of two panels with one being about ...click for details


Antique Sumba Hinggi

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1257835 (stock# 2788)

Antique Sumba Hinggi
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$320.USD 

Rare ikat blanket from Sumba, Indonesia, although weavings from this island are quite popular collectibles it is very uncommon to find genuine antiques from this group. I traveled there in 1988 and did not see anything that I would qualify as antique. This piece is pre 1920 possibly late 19th century and was acquired from an old Dutch collection and is woven with all handspun threads and natural dyes. There are stains on this piece as well as some damage to the selvedge and a tear ...click for details


Yao Bridal Cloth

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1950   item# 1256903 (stock# 2778)

Yao Bridal Cloth
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$320. 

Fine and rare old Yao/Mien all hand spun and woven cotton wedding veil with silk thread embroidered geometrical design, circa 50 years old. This piece is from Kim Mien group and was originally collected in Northern Laos. The colors on this piece are subtle and restrained (please note the use of shades of brown and blue in enlargements) and the brown and white tassels. Except for a couple of tiny holes this piece is in excellent condition. W: 47cm/18.5in and L: 75cm/29.5in.


Pumtek Bead

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1256789 (stock# 2776 )

Pumtek Bead
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$230.USD 

Very fine etched authentic opalized fern wood bead from the Pyu culture, in what is now Burma who were loose group of Buddhist city states connected by the Irrawaddy River, circa 300 CE to 700 CE. The Chin people of Burma collected these and believed them to have protective powers. This is the last one from a reliable source I have been able to acquire, after this one I won't be able to get any more. Excellent condition. Reference -Early Landscapes of Myanmar: Elizabeth Moore. Provenance ...click for details


Old Cambodian basket 2

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1950   item# 1256782 (stock# 2775)

Old Cambodian basket 2
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$250.USD 

Superb Cambodian semi antique Khmer basket circa pre 1950. Excellent condition, with natural lacquer and some painted design. Woven with split bamboo it is still quite serviceable, please view enlargements to appreciate the detail of this weave- you will not find any genuinely old baskets in Cambodia anymore (or anywhere else for that matter). Dimensions: 27cm/11.8in diameter and 15cm/6in height. This is one of a near matched pair.


Old Cambodian basket 1

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1950   item# 1256781 (stock# 2774)

Old Cambodian basket 1
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$250.USD 

Superb Cambodian semi antique Khmer basket circa pre 1950. Excellent condition, with natural lacquer and some painted design. Woven with split bamboo it is still quite serviceable, please view enlargements to appreciate the detail of this weave- you will not find any genuinely old baskets in Cambodia anymore. Dimensions: 27cm/11.8in diameter and 15cm/6in height. This is one of a near matched.


Sampot Hol

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1900   item# 1256688 (stock# 2771)

Sampot Hol
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$800.USD 

Rare antique silk Cambodian ikat lower garment. H: 90cm/35.5in L: 2.1m/7ft10in. with a twill weave; unique among Southeast Asian textiles. This skill died out during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and has not yet recovered the skills and technique to make a textile of this quality. 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 ...click for details


Tai Blanket 2

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1256373 (stock# 2766)

Tai Blanket 2
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$400.USD 

Rare semi antique supplementary warp silk embroidery on handspun indigo cotton, blanket from the diverse Tai ethnic group Vietnam/Laos. I collected this in Chiang Mai around 12 years ago and would date it around 40 to 80 years old. Nowadays you just can’t find this sort of textile anymore. Some embroidery losses and a hole along the edge (noted in enlargements) but overall in very good condition. Dimensions: 84cm/33in x 145cm/57in.


Tai Blanket 1

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1256372 (stock# 2765)

Tai Blanket 1
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$400.USD 

Rare semi antique supplementary warp silk embroidery on handspun indigo cotton, blanket from the diverse Tai ethnic group Vietnam/Laos. I collected this in Chiang Mai around 12 years ago and would date it around 50 to 80 years old. Nowadays you just can’t find this sort of textile anymore. Some minor embroidery losses but overall in very good condition. Dimensions: 77cm/30.5in x 140cm/55in.


Li Child’s Vest

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1256221 (stock# 2761)

Li Child’s Vest
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$500.USD 

Exceptionally rare child’s vest from the Li (Ha speaking dialect) minority of Hainan Island, China, which has been “repurposed” from a skirt. The entire pattern is embroidered on handspun and hand-woven cotton clothe with handspun silk thread The liner is made of a newer handspun and hand woven cotton cloth and has another lining of unknown cloth between these two. This textile is circa early twentieth century possibly late 19th, two repairs are noted in enlargements. This was originally from ...click for details

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