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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1462640 (stock #7089)
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$150.00
Thai tiger amulet- in Thai culture the Tiger is regarded as one of the most powerful protective symbols. This one is carved from black coral with some gold leaf applied to the front and covered in lacquer to give it a pleasing appearance. Acquired in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand about 20 years ago, this is the only one I have ever seen. H: 6.5cm/2.5in and W: (at base) 4.2cm/1.7in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1462639 (stock #7088)
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$200.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Tiger, the hole in the mouth means this could be worn as amulet or placed on an altar. On the bottom is a lightly incised spiral glyph underneath the base indicate this was meant to be protect the owner. Bear in mind that amulets are very popular in Thailand and most are mass produced in either as terra cotta tablet or cast in metal- this is a one of a kind piece. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1462601 (stock #7085)
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$150.00
Good bamboo handled knife from the Karen ethnic group Northern Thai/Burma border. Fine example of village craftsmanship, all these parts were handmade, even the blades. The bamboo handle is classic and fits comfortably in the hand. Total length 31cm/12in with sharp edge- small nick at the tip off the blade which could be honed out, about 60 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1462594 (stock #7081)
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$125.00
Pair of “opium scales” from Laos. I found these in Luang Prabang about 30 years ago. These were used through much of Southeast Asia. Most likely these were used in everyday trading whether it was pork meat to big chunks of opium and are quite simple with lead applied to one end as a counterweight and the scale being measured in hash marks along the sides. The opposite ends have been inlaid with small rectangular pieces of a darker wood (possibly buffalo horn?), a subtle but att...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1462513 (stock #7079)
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$150.00
Rare and unusual Iban pottery pattern paddle carved from durable Iron Wood (Belian wood), circa 19th century. The pattern on this would be pressed into unfired clay pots to give it this design by the Iban people of Sarawak. This technique has been used since Neolithic times predating the pottery wheel, where pots were made by coiling “ropes” of clay into a shape and then using the paddle to press the coils together to make a shape. The edge is rough at the bottom of the handle other than tha...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1970 item #1460496 (stock #7063)
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$170.00
Two etched bamboo section containers- these were used to hold cotton tufts and spindles- worn at a woman’s waist during the making of textiles. Beautifully carved with geometric designs and one has a strand Jacob’s Tears beads. Circa 1970 to 1990. Good pieces acquired about 20 years ago, cannot be found anymore. Please note last enlargement for reference, from “People of the Golden Triangle” D: 11./4.5in x H: 18.2 cm/7.1in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1460279 (stock #7055)
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$130.00
Good shell pendant made from a conch from the Ban Chiang Bronze Age Culture, Central Thailand circa 500BCE/500CE. D: 6cm/2.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1460278 (stock #7054)
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$350.00
Fine and rare large conch shell pendant from Central Thailand Bronze Age, Ban Chiang/Lopburi cultures circa 300-500CE. Superb condition with minimal calcification may still be worn! Included is a museum quality perspex stand (total H: 14.5cm/5.6in). Maximum D: 7.7cm/3in and W: 3.4cm/1.5in. There areas with traces of an azurite color indicating this was buried with bronze objects.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1460137 (stock #7041)
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$120.00
Eclectic strand of spherical wood, cylindrical bone and buffalo tooth beads, from the Chin ethnic group in Myanmar. Some of the bone beads have been dyed to resemble pumtek heirloom beads, possibly by a wax resist method. These were collected in the 1980s and had some age at the time so I will date around 1960. Total L: 71cm/28in. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1459934 (stock #7033)
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$300.00
Special Offer: Reduced from $500 to $300. Rare and unusual 3 paneled piled blanket from the Rawang ethnic group in the Kachin State, Burma. The ground is woven from hemp, the reddish head ends are dog hair .There are a few areas that have a bright colored commercial yarn but other than that, all natural dyes. In the red field there are some bits of missing weft noted in enlargements. This piece is circa 1950 (plus or minus), definitely old an old piece. The Rawang are an upland living ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1459933 (stock #7032)
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Special Offer: Reduce from $530 to $340. Very fine old handmade gold washed silver bead necklace circa 19th century, from Kandy, Sri Lanka. The central 16 large “pumpkin” shaped beads are in excellent condition, some of the smaller ones have loss of gilding- please examine the enlargements for scale and condition. I acquired several strands a couple of months ago and have held this one back, as it the best. Weight: 54 grams and total beaded length: 69cm/27.2in. Free insured shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1459883 (stock #7031)
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$160.00
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 : Wood : Pre 1970 item #1459680 (stock #7023)
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$110.00
Rare phallic charm from Lamphun Northern Thailand- serendipitously enough, where they have an annual sausage festival. Originally these were worn by men at the waist and were thought to protect the wearer from any harm to his penis and in a more general sense they also are believed to bring luck especially in terms of “wealth generating or protection”, so a woman might keep one in her cash box to increase your money flow or in her purse to prevent it being “snatched”. These have their or...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1456159 (stock #7106)
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$220.00
Beautiful pre Viet Nam War woman’s sarong from the Stieng/Xtiêng ethnic group Vietnam. Semi antique/vintage over 50 years old, all hand spun and woven. The center red and black panel is quite striking. Some minor old repairs on the selvedge and the stitches holding the panels together have unraveled in a couple of places, but otherwise no tears, holes or stains. L 135cm/53in and W: 66cm/26in. Fee shipping Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1455032 (stock #7100)
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$170.00
Fine strand of prewar WWII, glass Venetian trade beads from Africa, L: 58cm/23in. These are strung on a contemporary cotton green string with copper wire fastener. Included on this strand is large “faux” amber center bead attached on a secondary strand of African sand cast beads. The Venetians have ostrich shell spacer disc beads.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1454374 (stock #7096)
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$200.00
Rare blanket from the Khami/Mro ethnic group, Burma. This is made from all handspun cotton and natural dyes and is quite unusual in that it is composed of 5 panels. There is one small hole (noted in enlargements) and moderate staining. L: 1.4m/4ft 7in. W: 1.9m/6ft 2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1453913 (stock #7090)
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$560.00
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. Referenc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1453418 (stock #7174)
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$150.00
Lovely vintage wearable woman’s dress from the Tai Dam ethnic group Vietnam. The “waist band” is all hand woven cotton cloth, while the black central panel is black raw silk, colorful silk embroidered wide bordered hem is particularly nice. Good condition, with a couple of fading streaks at the waist panel, as well as a repair in the last enlargement. Old piece- made in the 60’s or 70’s. W: 136cm/54in and L: 97cm/38in. Free shipping