Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1980 item #1391967 (stock #4372)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Rare net repairing tool from the Vietnamese Nùng ethnic minority, who are closely related to the Zhuang people in Southwest China. This is carved from buffalo horn and still has a length of handspun plant fiber cord. This difficult to date as I can find no references on this particular item, suffice to say it predates the use of cheaper and easier to obtain plastic versions, so a conservative dating of about 40 years will do. Perfect condition and L: 19cm/7.5in...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1980 item #1333634 (stock #3226)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Rare Mishmi parang or da from the Digaro subgroup Arunachal Pradesh, India. This piece is contemporary and was acquired by a friend who took part in an expedition doing Ethnobotanical research in this remote region which borders Tibet five years ago. It is constructed of a bone pommel, hand forged blade, wood open scabbard, held together with copper wire and a pigskin carrying strap...