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Chin Men’s Blanket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1263393 (stock# 2820)

Chin Men’s Blanket
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$210.USD 

Men’s tunic from the Chin ethnic group, most likely from the Hakha Township, Chin State. I purchased this in the 1990s and it is not very old- probably made in the 80s or 70s. This is an authentic ceremonial piece worn only on special occasions; I have listed this mainly for comparison to an antique piece I previously listed. I have not seen any more of these during the past 10 years of my usual buying trips, although I assume they are still being made locally in Myanmar. This weaving ...click for details


Chin Men’s Blanket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1263392 (stock# 2819)

Chin Men’s Blanket
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$220.USD 

Very rare 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 woven from hand spun cotton thread and natural dyes. This incorporates the classic Chin diamond twill weft pattern as well as double side embroidery. Unfortunately most the most of the original embroidery has worn off and portions of the selvedge side are missing (I am guessing approx 15cm/6in) - W: 128cm/50.5in an ...click for details


Chin Men’s Blanket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1263260 (stock# 2815)

Chin Men’s Blanket
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$1000.USD 

Magnificent men’s ceremonial tunic from the Chin ethnic group, most likely from the Hakha Township, Chin State. This is an authentic antique textile dating to circa 1920, possibly earlier and quite large W: 132cm/52in and L: 224cm/88in indicating previously belonged to high status individual. Amongst the material possessions of a Chin man this was considered to be the most important and valuable. I was once told by a Chin woman in Rangoon that an heirloom blanket such as this might be the ...click for details


Tibetan Saddle Rug

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1263174 (stock# 2814)

Tibetan Saddle Rug
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$1000.USD 

Fine and rare antique Tibetan saddle rug with auspicious symbols (peony flowers, ocean waves, clouds, pomegranates, and “frog prints”). This is 100% wool construction mostly natural dyes with a pleasant abrash. I am dating this piece circa 1920-1940; it is in excellent condition with no damage or repair. L: 117cm/46in and W: 66cm/26in. See last enlargement for reference.


Tiddim Woman’s Blanket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1263172 (stock# 2813)

Tiddim Woman’s Blanket
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$220.USD 

Very rare woman’s blanket from the Tiddim speaking, Northern Chin ethnic group who live in the Chin State, Burma next to India. This piece is circa 1950-1960, spun from commercial, hand dyed cotton thread with some single faced supplementary and diamond twill patterns. Please see enlargements to appreciate the complexity of this weave. There are a few small holes but noting egregious- obviously of interest to the specialist collector. L: 164cm/64.5in and W: 101cm/39.8in. See last enl ...click for details


Nazca Tiahuanco Textiles

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Handiwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 1262814 (stock# 2810)

Nazca Tiahuanco Textiles
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$180.USD 

Two complete Nazca “bolseros”- coca leaf pouches and one Tiawanaku double headed serpent textile fragment. The colors are still quite vivid on all three pieces- I would put the condition as “good” given the age of these pieces (please see enlargements for scale and detail). This genre is not my usual milieu but I was passing through the Nazca plains back in 1990 and picked these up there.


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

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