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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.


Vietnam War Era Lao Textile

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1264373 (stock# 2833)

Vietnam War Era Lao Textile
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$220.USD 

Very rare woman’s tube skirt from Taliang ethnic group in Attapeu province Laos. Please note in the 3rd enlargement is the image of helicopter dating back to the CIA covert “Air America” operation Laos from 1955 to 1974. Similar to the Afghan "war rugs” made during the Soviet occupation, the simpler folk amongst us documented current events in their weavings. I traveled through this province back 2002 and did not find one single piece dating from this period although I did f ...click for details


Attapeu Men’s Blanket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960   item# 1264372 (stock# 2832)

Attapeu Men’s Blanket
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$400.USD 

Vintage textile from Attopu Province, Laos- either the Alak or Katu ethnic group. Excellent condition made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton thread with indigo ikat diamond pattern, circa 50 years old- W: 141cm55.5in an L: 208cm/82in.


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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~Sold to the U.S., thanks a bunch!~ $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 eq ...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.

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