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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1387541 (stock #4279)
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$1,000.00
Exceptionally fine mid 20th CE wedding cover from the Zhuang ethnic group, Guzhou This piece is in perfect condition and is composed of silk floss on all handspun cotton using the supplementary weft embroidery technique. With the migration of rural young women moving to the “big city” to get factory jobs, this art has all but died out. Dimensions: 104cm/41in x 156cm/61in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388531 (stock #4310)
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$900.00
Very rare three paneled Tujia blanket from Guizhou, China circa 50 to 70 years old (possibly older). Made with all handspun cotton threads (the green and yellow appear to be natural dyes).The upper and lower borders that are a commercial cloth.. It is the only Tujia blanket, I have ever seen with a black field. Excellent condition, H: 117cm/46in and W: 113cm/44.5in (total length with border 193cm/76in).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1399468 (stock #5048)
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$900.00
Fine intricate four paneled, handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local, and indigo dyed cotton from the Ha/Meifu dialect speaking Li people, Hainan Island. The black color is in the design is achieved by burying the thread in the mud after being dyed with indigo. Symbols depicted on this piece are single face embroidered mother and son figures. Excellent condition, L: 205cm/80.5in and W: 129cm/50.8in. These are very rare now...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1404168 (stock #6064)
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$700.00
Excellent, circa 1950s, 3 paneled weaving from the Zhuang ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang, Southern China. The body is woven from very fine handmade cotton thread while the weft supplementary embroidery is done with silk floss threads (the small blue indigo medallions are done with cotton). Quite a heavy piece because of all the embroidery. L: 161cm/63in and W: 100cm/39in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1396243 (stock #5005)
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$700.00
Fine and rare five paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. This kind of ikat textile is unique among Chinese minority groups. I would date this 1950/1960) is hand spun cotton and indigo with abstract human and animal designs. Superb condition with no holes or frays, there is one stain noted in enlargement 2 (could just be a bit of brown thread though). L: 102cm/ 40in and H: 59cm/23in (stitched together) x 2 for total size...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1379441 (stock #4217)
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$600.00
Beautiful supplementary weft, three paneled embroidered blanket from the Zhuang people in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. It was traditional until the late 80s that women from this area and ethnic group to make a wedding blanket prior to marriage as demonstration of her skills as a weaver. This piece is in excellent condition, from the first half of the 20th century...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1388280 (stock #4299)
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$400.00
Lovely wedding blanket from the Antai Miao (actually a Han group assimilated into Miao culture), Rongshui County, Guizhou. This piece is in perfect condition circa last half 20th CE, made from all handspun undyed or indigo threads, except for the brightly colored commercial silk threads. I bought this in the late 90s in Guizhou and it has been kept in storage ever since. The actual blanket size is L: 128cm/51in and W: 84cm/33in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1391966 (stock #4371)
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$400.00
Exquisite inside painted glass crystal bottle depicting 7 tigers in a mountain landscape. This piece is dated 1987 which marks the height of contemporary Chinese Arts and Crafts as this coincides with opening up of the PRC and its eagerness to highlight the skill of their traditional artisans. Pieces from this period are much sought after by Chinese collectors since quality has since then declined...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1400405 (stock #5059)
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$350.00
Small scholar’s “Taihu” rock, grey limestone “lingbi” with hand carved custom made hardwood stand. To me it, it looks like a bear climbing a mountain, it is like looking at a cloud~ everyone will see something different in it. Including stand- H: 18cm/7.2in, W: 13cm/5.1in and L: 14.5cm/5.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388532 (stock #4311)
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$350.00
Mid 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk embroidered pattern phoenix and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern- all handspun threads. Good condition - no holes or missing embroidery threads. L: 110cm/43in and W: 66cm/cm/26in- with blue cotton border L: 153cm/59in and W: 110cm/43on.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1256903 (stock #2778)
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$320.00
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1387221 (stock #4269)
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$320.00
Fine old all and spun and hand woven wedding blanket from the tiny Maonan minority group in Guangxi and Guizhou province, circa 1940 to 1960. This piece a very crisply silk weft embroidered classic butterfly, phoenix and floral pattern. Excellent condition. The border is made of an outer hand spun cotton cloth will the red inner border is commercial cloth. L: 94cm/37in and W: 65cm/25.5in- total with border L: 149cm/58.6 and W: 94cm/37in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1390094 (stock #4326)
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$300.00
Very rare lacquer box with geometrical pattern and convex shaped lid and bottom. The lacquer is quite thick on this piece with unusual motif. I have only seen two boxes in this style which came out of Yunnan, China, so these may have been made as trade items to Yi minority who seem to make similar, though less sophisticated, patterned lacquer pieces. This was made in the first half of the 20th century, and except for a chip on the lid surface it is in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1404570 (stock #6100)
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$280.00
Fabulous pair of green dragon motif sleeve panels from the Taigong Miao community Guizhou, China. These were acquired in Beijing about 15 years ago and are mounted on all handmade indigo and black cloth. The embroidery is in perfect condition and is about 40 to 60 years old. L: 51cm/20 in and W: 28.5cm/11.2in. With border- L: 69cm/27.2in and W: 46cm/18.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1394228 (stock #4372)
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$250.00
Finely detailed carved Republic Period bamboo bitong with five panels depicting classic three friends of winter and scholar themes. There is a hole intentionally drilled at the bottom, otherwise excellent condition. H: 13.4cm/5.2in and D: 6.8cm/2.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1357225 (stock #4061)
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$220.00
A timely and quirky soy brown glazed Korean War era chopstick holder with political slogans. The left hand column translates as “support your family and the Chinese military”, the right hand “oppose America, support Korea” and the top characters “increase productivity”. Possibly used in a factory canteen this is the only ceramic I have ever seen from this brief period...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1384250 (stock #4291)
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$220.00
Unusual collection of 6 old “prayer cloths” from a Taoist Master’s ceremonial robe (see last enlargement). For generic purpose’s these should be considered to be from the Mien group as they came from Vietnam and are circa 50 to 60 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1402893 (stock #5098)
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$200.00
tibetan ethnographic textile 180.00 Tibetan Very fine old wool pangden cloth- all hand spun wool and natural dyes. This piece is an exceptionally large piece consisting of 5 panels, circa 40 to 50 years old. I have had quite a few of these in the past and this is one of best I have seen.The weave is very tight and heavy and would make an excellent small blanket or throw rug...