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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


Li Tube Skirt

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 1256219 (stock# 2759)

Li Tube Skirt
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$600.00 

Fine and rare skirt group from the Li ethnic (Run speaking dialect) group Hainan Island. I acquired this piece on a trip to Hainan Island in 1987. This is composed of three panels- the upper one is an all natural dye geometric pattern, the center one is quite interesting, incorporating both the mother/son motif as well as a “Hercules” and anthropomorphic design- the lower panel is a zoomorphic design (possibly deer?). The backing is quite stiff- most likely linen or a bast thread and except ...click for details


Li Woman’s Blouse

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1256217 (stock# 2758)

Li Woman’s Blouse
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$500.00 

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 l ...click for details


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

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