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Burmese Lacquer Box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1950   item# 1323604 (stock# 3139)

Burmese Lacquer Box
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$120.USD 

Very old (over 50 years) which is ancient by Burmese lacquer standards. This was possibly made by the Shan who favored dramatic geometric designs over the more figural Burman style. This has some fritting on the lacquer. H: 24cm/9.5in D: 18cm/7.1in.


Kachin Skirt

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1323598 (stock# 3138)

Kachin Skirt
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$150.USD 

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. The ...click for details


Miao Batik Panel

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1323492 (stock# 3135)

Miao Batik Panel
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$80.USD 

Fine old Miao/Hmong indigo dyed batik with red appliqué, possibly from the Weining group in Guizhou, China, circa 40 to 50 years old. Excellent condition! I bought this piece about 20 years ago from a private collector who had it framed under glass. Looks to be handwoven cloth with commercial thread. L: 79.5cm/31.2in and W: 45cm/17.7in. Free registered shipping with Hong Registered Airmail.


Chin Hairpin

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1950   item# 1323089 (stock# 3131)

Chin Hairpin
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$60.USD 

Quirky copper hairpin from the Chin people, Burma, this piece probably dates from the mid 20th century and is quite heavy at approx 320 grams. Nice natural patina L: 16.5cm/6.5in.


Tai Daeng Blanket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 1322312 (stock# 3124)

Tai Daeng Blanket
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$320.USD 

Lovely semi antique, circa 50 years plus, silk supplementary weft embroidered all and handspun silk blanket, from the Tai Daeng/Tai Dam ethnic group Laos. This piece is in very good condition with a floral pattern and Buddhist symbols. The reverse side is backed with new(ish) raw silk. L: 150cm/59in and W: 120cm/47in.


Antique Sampot Hol

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1322151 (stock# 3123)

Antique Sampot Hol
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$300.USD 

Rare silk Cambodian ikat lower garment L: 288cm/113.in and W: 90cm/35.5in with twill weave; unique to Khmer 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 observed on the bas relief frie ...click for details


Mulao Wedding Blanket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1321976 (stock# 3122)

Mulao Wedding Blanket
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~Sold~ $420.USD 

Rare two paneled “wedding blanket” from the tiny Mulao minority people of only approximately 200,000 people from northern Guangxi Zhuang Province, with silk brocade symbols on cotton warp and weft foundation highlighted by a floating weft “key fret” pattern throughout- this piece is 80 to 100 years. The weaving of Mulao textiles may now be considered an extinct craft as no one is doing this anymore. Handmade textiles play an important role in terms of cultural identity, spiritual beli ...click for details


Yao Woman’s Head Scarf

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1321691 (stock# 3120)

Yao Woman’s Head Scarf
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$150.USD 

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.


Antique Ghurra Neties

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1320590 (stock# 3111)

Antique Ghurra Neties
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$240.USD 

Ensemble of three Nepali butter churning stick holders 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.


Zhuang Hemp Fiber Blankets

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1950   item# 1320058 (stock# 3103)

Zhuang Hemp Fiber Blankets
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$500.USD 

Unique bast fiber blanket from Malipo, Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Wenshan County, Yunnan China near Vietnam. The border is composed of a bast fiber warp and weft: either hemp or “huo cao” fireweed. The center panels seems to be cotton but may incorporate some hemp as well but it is difficult to for me to tell as I have seen some very soft hemp cloth in the past. This piece is two ply and was probably used as a duvet type bed cover as you could either stuff it with ...click for details


Zhuang Hemp Fiber Blankets

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1950   item# 1320057 (stock# 3102)

Zhuang Hemp Fiber Blankets
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$500.USD 

Unique bast fiber blanket from Malipo, Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Wenshan County, Yunnan China near Vietnam The border looks to be cotton weft and a very fine hemp or “huo cao” fireweed fiber. The panel seems to be cotton but may incorporate some hemp as well but it is difficult to for me to tell as I have seen some very soft hemp cloth in the past. This piece is two ply and was probably used as a duvet type bed cover as you could either stuff it with it insulating m ...click for details


African Trade beads

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1940   item# 1319421 (stock# 3095)

African Trade beads
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$170.USD 

Fine strand of prewar WWII, glass Venetian trade beads from Africa, L: 58cm/23in. These are strung on a contemporary cotton green string with copper wire fastener. Include on this strand is large “faux” amber old Bakelite center bead attached on a secondary strand of African sand cast beads. The Venetians have shell (ostrich?) spacer disc beads.


Shan Medicine Statues

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1319261 (stock# 2093)

Shan Medicine Statues
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$120.USD 

Pair of unique and eclectic Shan lacquer images, from Thai/Burmese border. These are used for grinding down to make medicine or magic potions. The larger one is molded of compressed powder (the head has been broken off and glued back on) and unused circa 50 years old, the smaller one is hand carved from what looks to be a root and is circa 100 years old. The Shan, as all Asian cultures have a strong tradition of herbal medicine, the fact these have been carved into images adds an el ...click for details


Li Woman’s Blouse

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1318970 (stock# 3093)

Li Woman’s Blouse
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$500.USD 

Fine and rare tunic group from the Li ethnic (Run speaking dialect) group Hainan Island. I acquired this piece on a trip to Hainan Island in 1987 and it is in pristine condition. The body is made from fine handspun intensely dyed indigo thread while the patterns are constructed from cotton and silk threads on what appears to be a bast fiber backing, please note that the embroidered panels are probably older than the blouse. The embroidered pattern represents a dragon- please note last ...click for details


Burmese Lacquer Betel Box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1940   item# 1318826 (stock# 3090)

Burmese Lacquer Betel Box
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~Sold~ $270.USD 

Fine, old Burmese lacquer betel box with black red and green pan-bwa motif and “dancing monkey” figures. From personal experience (I have been traveling to Burma and it’s lacquer workshops since 1986), I can say all genuinely old Burmese lacquer items will show signs of ware such as cracks and chipping along the edged rims as they were used on a daily basis in everyday life, pristine old lacquer pieces with no signs of use are as rare as, authentic Rembrandts. Having said this, the modern Bu ...click for details

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