Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1437586 (stock #6636)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Nice old storage basket from the Lahu ethic group, Northern Thailand. This has a tough double layered weave with the outer wall made from rattan and the inner wall of bamboo strips. Lahu baskets are held in high regard by the other tribes in the area and were sold or traded to them. This is a genuine old tribal piece and not a tourist piece made for the home d├ęcor market. Acquired in 1990, and has been in storage since them a reasonable estimate on age would be 40 to 50 years old...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1435925 (stock #6619)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Magnificent lacquered basket with domed lid from the Karen ethnic group Northeast Thailand. The walls are constructed of strips of bamboo with rattan bindings and wooden base. The lid has one layer of woven bamboo with a tihck layer of natural lacquer while the lower half has a classic double layered wall with another coating of lacquer inside, which would have made this piece virtually water proof. Minor layers of lacquer loss in the interior, otherwise super fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1403885 (stock #6039)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$600.00
Very rare late 19th- to early 20th CE storage basket from the Bidayuh people of Sarawak. The lid is made from the skin of a sambar deer while the basket plaiting is all rattan with some bamboo slats on one side as a cushion; also the basket is lined inside with peeled wood. There are a few very minor repairs and holes here and there but overall I would consider this piece in very good condition given its age and environment. H: 57cm/22.5in and top D: 31cm/12.2in.