Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1399921 (stock #4376)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$260.00
Classic example of Papuan New Guinea art in the form of a mask made from mud, a turtle shell a few lyre bird feathers and ochre pigment. I acquired this in 1988 from a dealer who had personally bought it along the Upper Sepik River and it was around 30 to 40 years old when he got it, so this can be credibly dated to around 1960/1950. There is some pigment loss and a crack in the mud on the side noted in enlargements. H: 22cm/18.5in and W;16.5/6.5
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1399329 (stock #5046)
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SOLD
Intricate shoulder cloth (hti paun) from the Mro Arang, Khami subgroup Rakhine State, Myanmar. Good condition, no holes or tears (could use a wash). Fascinating geometrical weft embroidered pattern- no two bands of patterns are exactly the same. It is woven in one continuous piece. Circa 1950- all hand spun threads. L 212cm/ 81in and W: 29cm/15.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1398920 (stock #5038)
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$200.00
Ikat sarong from the upland Karen (Pwo or Sgaw) ethnic group in Northern Thailand. This is woven from all handspun cotton thread and natural dyes. Acquired in the 1980s, it has never been used and as such may be described as being in pristine original condition. The cloth coming these people nowadays, are nowhere near this quality. W: 85cm/33in and L: 150cm/60in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1398828 (stock #5033)
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$200.00
Women’s skirt from the Bahnar (Ba Na) ethnic group from the Central Highlands of Vietnam, woven from fine handspun cotton using all natural dyes. The weaving is very intricate and refined, note the use of narrow warp ikat bands throughout this piece. This is one single panel which would have used to make three other skirts. See last enlargement for a complete example. L: 2.9meter/9.5feet and W: 66cm/26in. I have two complete skirts- please contact if interested.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1397840 (stock #5024)
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$300.00
Resist dyed men’s semba shoulder cloth from Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Woven from rich all natural dyes and handspun cotton thread this has a calm and well balanced pattern. There is some damage in the lower left hand corner which can see in perspective in the first image and also blown up in enlargements. This was acquired from an old Dutch collection and appears to have never been used. L: 206cm/81in (without fringe and W: 112cm/44in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1397780 (stock #5023)
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$250.00
Old lidded basket from the Rawang ethnic group from Northern Burma circa 30/40 years old, classic double walled construction, in good condition.H: 20.5cm/8in, W: 10cm/4in, and L: 33cm/13in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1397192 (stock #5017)
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Fine women’s unopened, tubular skirt with oval floral pattern (aungright nene) from the Chin related, small Khumi ethnic group. The Khumi are the found in Bangladesh, Chittagong Hills and Chin/Rakhine states, Myanmar. This piece is in excellent condition with all hand spun and natural red and indigo dyes, circa 1970 (more or less). L: 86cm/33.8ijn (x2) and W: 36cm/14.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1397119 (stock #5016)
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$120.00
Rare woman’s skirt (pukhang) from the Kachin/Jingpo ethnic group, Northeast Burma. This is two panels with supplementary weft trim on the ends made of dog hair. Mostly natural dye and indigo. It is quite a durable weave with denim like feel. There is some staining, one small hole as well as a bit of dye bleeding. I could only find examples this in “Textiles of the Hill Tribes of Burma”: Michael C. Howard (plate 107) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Accession Number: 2002.312...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1396646 (stock #5011)
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$125.00
Unusual 3 paneled tufted blanket from the Rawang ethnic group in the Kachin State, Burma. The field is woven from heavy coarse cotton or bast fiber (possibly hemp) with softer cotton tufts. This piece is circa 1950 (plus or minus), definitely an old piece. The Rawang are an upland people living in some of the most remote areas of northernmost Burma...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1396645 (stock #5010)
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$250.00
Exquisite woman’s breast panel from the Khami or Mro subgroup of the Chin ethnic group, Myanmar, with beaded selvedge and very intricate single faced weft supplementary pattern, from Mrauk-U, Arrakan State Burma. This one is in perfect condition and dates to 1950 to 1970. Note last enlargement for image of a very striking looking Khami woman wearing a similar piece. L: 66cm/26in and W: 34cm/13.4in. I have a few of these and this is my very best example...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1396637 (stock #5008)
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$900.00
Very fine silk and cotton Northern Chin, heirloom, ~cong-nak puan, men’s blanket most likely from the Falam or Matupi township, Burma, circa 1940-1960. This is in outstanding condition with just some minor surface stains which could be easily cleaned and a couple of pinholes. L: 210cm/82.5in and W: 140cm/55.2in. Special offer: reduced from $1200,USD
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1396544 (stock #5007)
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Wonderful old “farmer’s lunchbox” from Northern Thailand, used for carrying sticky rice to the fields for hard day’s work. This is probably about 50 years old possibly more, with a classic double wall construction. The contracted rim at the mouth is quite unusual and it is the only time I have seen this. In excellent condition it is made from split bamboo with the original natural fiber cord. H: 20cm/8in and W: 20cm/8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1394939 (stock #4407)
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$180.00
Semi antique Timor sarong made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton circa 1950/1960. Both top and bottom have “buna” woven panels. There is 7cm x 4cm piece missing on one edge, noted in enlargements. L: 110cm/43.2in and H: 103cm/40.5in. Free shipping Hong Kong registered airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1394632 (stock #4384)
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$130.00
Large vintage “bush knife” from Lanna Thailand, this is an all purpose tool with a thick spine and very sharp edge- quite heavy as well. The blade is fixed with a steel collar and woven rattan and comes with a bamboo basket type sheath. Total L: 54cm/22.2in (blade L: 29cm/11.5in and handle L: 25cm/10.5in). This is an artisanal village made piece and not mass produced.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1394545 (stock #4375)
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$500.00
Fabulous signed old men’s blanket from the Biboki region, West Timor. The writing is different from the center then it is from the ends so perhaps, this is a dedication or blessing rather than a signature. W: 114cm/44.8in and L: 186cm/73in, except for the yellow and blue lines this is woven from all naturally dyed handspun thread. Dating circa 1950 to 1960.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1392937 (stock #4340)
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$225.00
Exquisitely, embroidery panel from the Yao, sometimes referred as the Mien, ethnic group from northwest Laos near the Vietnamese border. This piece is the back panel from of a woman’s jacket with silk embroidered thread on hand woven indigo dyed cloth and is in excellent condition (one tiny pin hole and later embroidery noted in enlargements), circa 75 years old. L: 58cm/22.8in and W: 50cm/19.8in. Free shipping Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1392879 (stock #4398)
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$150.00
Colorful Stieng woman’s wrap around skirt from the Xtiêng (Stieng), estimated population of 7000, minority Binh Duong Province and Dong Nai Province of southeastern Vietnam. Hand woven with handspun cotton field and patterns of combination synthetic and cotton commercial yarns, this piece dates to circa 1970 to 1980 (i.e. post Vietnam War era). The Keith Harring(ish) anthropomorphic images are quite unusual. Provenance- Rob C. Clark Ethnobotanist PhD...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1392005 (stock #4375)
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$80.00
Good anthropomorphic spoon carved from a coconut shell circa mid 20th century, from Tmor. Perfect condition. L: (curvilinear) 15.4cm/6in and W: 6.2cm2.5in.