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Lao Buddha

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1900   item# 1245565 (stock# 2755)

Lao Buddha
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~Sold to the U.S., thanks a bunch!~ $700.USD 

Folk Buddha from Laos carved from hardwood possibly teak. The expression on his face is sublime. I usually don’t go into subjective hyperbole unless I really mean it. These were carved in rural Laotian communities as a devotional act, rather than to adorn temples or put on an altar. Anyway even with the obvious damage I think in terms of Ethnographic Art this piece is exceptionally fine. Late 19th CE, H: 46cm/18in and W: 15cm/5.9in.


Timorese Men’s Blanket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1244707 (stock# 2754)

Timorese Men’s Blanket
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$175.USD 

Good West Timor men’s mantle using supplementary warp weaving decoration on the side panels and quirky embroidered fanciful 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 first enlargem ...click for details


Yao Lingpai

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1244528 (stock# 2753)

Yao Lingpai
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~Sold to Thailand, kpa khun kap!~$320.USD 

Very rare and eclectic Yao ‘lingpai’ (literally a ‘decree/order tablet’) and it represents the traditional bamboo tablet (usually with a written demand or report) presented to the emperor in the past. It is used by many ethnic groups in Southern China as well as the Han. During ceremonies (be they Nuo, Yao or Taoist etc.), the priest stands in front of the altar with the ‘lingpai’ held in both hands in front of him and bows to the divinities while chanting incantations. It can also be used to ...click for details


Timor Ikat Blanket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1244323 (stock# 2751)

Timor Ikat Blanket
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$220.USD 

Good west Timor Atoni mantle for a man with quirky mythical four legged bird pattern. The two outside panels are made with commercial cotton thread while the center is composed of handspun cotton and indigo. I bought this from old Australian collection and was acquired in the 1980’s so I would date this piece circa 1950s to 1960’s. Good condition with a few pinholes and minor stains- no rips or tears. L: 170cm/67in (without fringe) and W: 115cm/45.5in.


Timor Ancestor Statues

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1244316 (stock# 2750)

Timor Ancestor Statues
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$500.USD 

Ensemble of 5 old wooden statues commemorating departed loved ones. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought these from an old Australian collection which were collected in the 1980sin West Timor, so these date 1950’s to 1960s. The two largest figures have some age cracks on the back and the feet on the female figure are damaged, but all have nice patinas and are carved from hard but not particularly heavy woods. Sizes range from 19cm/7.5i ...click for details


Antique Tibetan Rug

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1910   item# 1242611 (stock# 2747)

Antique Tibetan Rug
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$1300.USD 

Exceptionally fine and rare horse carpet from Tibet- circa late 19th- very early 20th CE. Very elegant blue and white pattern with floral medallions and scrolling borders with all hand spun wool warp and weft and mostly undyed pile. The colors are natural except a tiny amount of reddish pink and some abrash in the indigo as to be expected from an old village weave. No damage other some frayed threads along the selvedge. L: 122cm/4ft and W: 64cm/25in.


Pua Kumbu

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1242189 (stock# 2744)

Pua Kumbu
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~Sold to Oz, cheers~! $120.USD 

Iban pua with Bujang Belang Pinggan (Dayak mythical hero pattern- see last enlargement for reference). Please note this piece is very badly faded on one side. This is made with natural dyes and hand spun cotton threads in the center with commercial red, white and blue threads on the side bands. Circa 1940-1960, L: 164cm/64.5in (not including fringe) and W: 84cm/33in. The two panels are and hand stitched together- no holes or tears. Also note the dark band across the middle is just my shadow stan ...click for details


Antique Burmese Lacquer Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1240083 (stock# 2733)

Antique Burmese Lacquer Box
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$220.USD 

Genuine antique Shan lacquer box circa late 19thCE. Most Burmese lacquer being offered on the internet purported to be antique are vintage at best and new at worst. I acquired this in Yunnan, China along the Burmese border but of Shan (nationality in China). Although there is some damage the craftsmanship is exquisite which is why I put a grain of sand in a couple of the images to put the work into perspective. Personally I prefer Shan lacquer more than Burmese because the designs tend to ...click for details


Ancient Burmese Beads

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1240079 (stock# 2732)

Ancient Burmese Beads
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$150.USD 

A jumble of semi strung colorful Indo Pacific trade “seed” beads. I found these in Burma around 2003 near Pagan. Most would date around a thousand years old and would be considered Pyu/Pagan era and made of glass with a few which appear to be a kind of faďence. I had one strung and it is L: 72cm/28in. Total combined weight 100 grams. You should be able to get additional 4 to 5 strands of equal length from this lot. Ideal for a bead/jewelry designer or 1960s nostalgist.


Kris Knife

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1900   item# 1239665 (stock# 2719)

Kris Knife
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$400.USD 

Good kris knife acquired from a Brunei collection, the blade on this is circa 100 years old while the handle and sheath are about 20 years only. The blade has a fine cutting edge and is in excellent condition with no nicks or breakage. Total L: 52cm/20.5in, blade L: 35cm/13.8in.


Cambodian Sampot Hol

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1229011 (stock# 2693)

Cambodian 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 fr ...click for details


Lanna Thai Pangolin Fetish

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1980   item# 1225454 (stock# 2690)

Lanna Thai Pangolin Fetish
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$100.USD 

One of a kind quirky Thai pangolin amulet carved from bone with Khon script signifying this has some spiritual meaning. I have never seen one of these before- possibly used as knife in symbolic blood letting rituals where the shaman cuts out “evil” from his patient. Probably about 30 year old this is a lovely abstract interpretation of a Scaly Anteater. L: 13cm/5.2in.


Chin Shaman Cape

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1225453 (stock# 2689)

Chin Shaman Cape
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$600.USD 

Exceptionally rare ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Sothern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals; please see last enlargement for a couple of guys wearing them. This piece is constructed of handspun threads being sewn together from two panels. This textile is at least 80 years old, possibly being as early as 1900. The weaving technique on this piece is quite delicate and complicated. The weft thread is und ...click for details


Chin Shaman Cape

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1225452 (stock# 2688)

Chin Shaman Cape
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$800.USD 

Fine and rare ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Sothern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals; please see last enlargement for a couple of guys wearing them. This piece is constructed of handspun threads and natural dyes and is over 50 years old being sewn together from two panels and folded over. There is one hole and some unraveling along the selvedge noted in enlargements. The bells come from India, China and B ...click for details


Palad Khik

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Thai: Jewelry: Pre 1990   item# 1217757 (stock# 2682)

Palad Khik
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$120.USD 

Hard wood “khik” from Thailand. This amulet has a woman laying across the penis and is specifically made for a woman, to protect her against rape and theft. These are usually carved by specially trained monks- the higher the monk’s reputation in this field the more power the amulet is believed to wield. This one would not be worn but kept in a lady’s bag or pocket. Lightly inscribed on the surface is Khom script which is actually old Khmer writing and is used in Thai Theravada Buddhist t ...click for details

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