Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
Sort By:
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1424380 (stock #6556)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$110.00
Nice old rice sickle from Cambodia with decorative mystical serpent “Naga” head. This is pre Khmer Rouge circa 1950s to 1960s. Overall good condition: blade is still sharp but could use a good clean and will disassemble at the aluminum collar. D: 37cm/14.5in across (see enlargement 2#).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1424018 (stock #6553)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$100.00
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 be kept in her cash box to increase her cash flow or a woman might keep one in her purse to prevent it being “snat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1423681 (stock #6456)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Men’s loin cloth from the Northern Chin, Haka group Burma. Mantle of Merit: Barbara Fraser has a good write up on these, and has a couple of pieces dating to late 19th to early 20th century, she also writes these were rarely used after 1950 so I can date this piece to be pre 1950. The two end panels are different colors of which the lighter blue colored is original while the darker piece is looks to be slightly newer. Made from hand spun cotton with silk patterns. A few small holes, th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1423669 (stock #6454)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$450.00
Fine, old and rare Chang Naga, three paneled body “prestige” cloth with anthropomorphic cowry shell design. The cloth may have been woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk wapr, the cowry shells have a fine toned aged patina. This is a genuinely old cloth circa 50 to 70 years old (not for the tourist market). This kind of cloth signifies the owner has given a series of feasts or taken a head....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1423339 (stock #6448)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Rare Zo/Tedem blanket. The Tedum aka Tiddim are a subgroup of the Chin, who live in Northern Burma, Chin State, bordering India. This piece is circa 1950-1960, spun from commercial, hand dyed cotton thread with some single faced supplementary and diamond twill patterns. Please see enlargements to appreciate the complexity of this weave. There are a few pin holes but noting egregious (one small repair with rice grain for scale). L: 180cm/70in and W: 104cm/40in. See last enlargement for refe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1422730 (stock #6445)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$90.00
Old Timorese wooden statue commemorating a departed loved one. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought this from an old Australian collection which was collected in the 1980s in West Timor, so this dates 1950’s to 1960s. This carved from hard wood in good condition with minor checks in the wood. H: 19.5cm/7.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1420694 (stock #6400)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Rare antique large Thai “parang”, used to cut and split rattan and bamboo etc to create everything from baskets, village house walls to fish traps. The handle is made of old, and nowadays rare, Thai Rosewood: Dalbergia cochinchinensis. The cutting edge is still sharp and usable, there are a couple of splits which is secured by a metal band. L: 64cm/25.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1420178 (stock #6391)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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. Excellent condition, no ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1420170 (stock #6384)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$100.00
Nice old Yao (also known as Mien) Taoist shaman “yen” chop, used to send messages to the Gods. Reference “The Yao” by Jess Pourret pgs 206 & 207. These came from the Sino/Lao Fansipan Mountains border area and date circa 80 to 90 years old. 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1419961 (stock #6371)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$1,500.00
One of kind, 19th century Lanna style ironwood coconut scraper, with antique inset glass eyes (they glow like a cat’s if you shine a light into them). This is the only one I have ever seen and probably the only one I ever will. Excellent condition and VERY heavy- L: 38cm/14.8in (without scraper) and H: 15cm/6in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1418361 (stock #6369)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Rare (one of a kind), semi antique basket from the Naxi/Nakhi ethnic group in Yunnan province. I purchased this in 2001 at local market in Lijiang (now a UNESCO heritage site). Constructed of bamboo with much of lacquer intact, this piece is circa 50 to 80 years old, most interesting is an auspicious coin symbol woven into the top. This kind of thing always reminds of the labor intensiveness that is put in to decorating such a humble object. I have traveled to Yunnan several times ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1418213 (stock #6356)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$100.00
Good monkey khik carved from wood, contrary to how I see these often advertised they, have little to do with attracting women, but are worn by on the side by men for luck and prosperity or used by women to ward odd “evil men” and attract money. The symbolism goes way back to Hindu mythology where the Shiva lingam represents primordial creative energy and the Monkey God Hanuman embodies courage and devotion. L: 5cm/2in. Unlike the cast metal types, this is a one off item, hand car...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1418022 (stock #6351)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Lovely pre1950 woman’s sarong from Flores, Ndona district with Omembulu patola. All very finely woven with handspun cotton and natural dyes, excellent condition and unopened. L: 1.65m/5ft 5in and W: 1.44m and 4ft 8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1417830 (stock #6345)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Fine vintage, elegant hand loomed men’s longyi, classic checkered pattern (reverse image on the back). I bought this in Mae Sai around 1988, as far as I can tell this piece is unused, as it still has that “crisp” feel. W: 1.74m and L: 1.09m. Has a few minor stains but otherwise condition is “as new”. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1417362 (stock #6368)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Good Amfoang, West Timor men’s mantle using supplementary warp weaving decoration on the side panels and quirky embroidered animals in the center panel. This piece is late 20th century and is woven with homespun cotton thread. Except for the embroidered pattern the dyes appear to be natural. The colors on this piece are quite toned and mellow compared to what I have seen recently coming from that region. No damage, some light fading may be noted in the reddish areas of the firs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1416894 (stock #6361)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$125.00
Cambodian semi antique Khmer basket circa pre 1950. Excellent condition, with natural lacquer and some painted design. Woven with split bamboo it is still quite serviceable, please view enlargements to appreciate the detail of this weave- you will not find any genuinely old baskets in Cambodia anymore (or anywhere else for that matter). Dimensions: 27cm/11.8in diameter and 15cm/6in height. There is some damage to the footrim noted in last enlargement.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1415497 (stock #6352)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$160.00
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. In the past these were worn by married women, but these days they are a fashion accoutrement for the modern Tibetan woman. This piece is in excellent condit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1415496 (stock #6351)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Charming votive folk embroidery, from the Saurashtra area of Gujarat, made by the Kanbi farmers caste, circa 50/60 years old. The two ply field is woven from all hand spun rough cotton thread; hand dyed silk thread and small glass mirrors. Ganesh is flanked by two female consorts and his “vehicle” of mice beneath him. These are brought out during religious and auspicious festivals. Excellent condition. W: 54cm/21.1in and H: 56cm/22in. Free shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1415440 (stock #6347)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Rare three paneled men’s wrap from the Nung/Rawang ethnic group of the Kachin State, Burma. The weaving technique and materials are quite unique which I have not encountered with any other ethnic group. The base warp and weft foundation is made from nettle fiber, the pile is made from cotton, and the finished maroon colored ends are finished in wool. All the fibers on this piece are handspun with the exception of the bright colored yarn which are “store bought” synthetics. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414970 (stock #6328)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$160.00
Antique portable spinning wheel from Chiang Mai area Northern Thailand. Nice functional old piece with classic Thai carved motifs on the support arms and spokes. This is from a village so it has been repaired as needed over the years using various bits. The handle is missing and the there is some damage to the carving in enlargement 4. This will pack flat (relatively) and is early 20th century. W: 67cm/26.3 and H: 47cm/18.5in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414941 (stock #6324)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$260.00
Beautiful old Zhuang minority textile from Guangxi Zhuang/Guizhou province, China. Woven in two panels with silk embroidered “diamond and star” patterned border, "wanzi" swastika key fret and well symbols. There are small repairs noted in last enlargement minor fading on the left edge- all consistent with an old piece, some orange and brighter purple silk thread seem to be a later embellishment, indicating that this piece has been handed down several generations and highlights th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1414936 (stock #6321)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$110.00
Good bamboo handled hand forged knife from the Karen ethnic group Northern Thai/Burma border. 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1414935 (stock #6320)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Very rare ceremonial rice cutter from the Karen people (this particular one is from Northern Thailand). This knife would only be used on the first cutting of the season and as with most all of the rice cultivators in Asia there is a great deal of ritual and importance given to this act, regardless of the religion i.e. Buddhist, animist, Hindu etc. The handle has a wonderful original patina and the blade is till quite sharp.Circa 60 to 100 years old. I am always fond of these sorts ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ivory : Pre AD 1000 item #1414684 (stock #6310)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Fine and rare large conch shell pendant from Central Thailand Bronze Age, Ban Chiang or Lopburi cultures circa 300-500 CE. 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1414550 (stock #6301)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$900.00
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. Reference ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1414548 (stock #6300)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Fine intricate four paneled handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local 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. I purchased this one 15 years ago and have not seen any s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413878 (stock #6296)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Colorful hand woven beaded shoulder cloth from the Batak people, Sumatra. This piece is quiet lively and complicated with gold treads, and large “Rasta” colored diamond patterned warp embroidered bands. The “Dame Madi Hita” is Batak language and is embroidered on both sides of the center which refers to a blessing bestowed by the giver to the recipient. Ulos cloths play an important role in Batak communities in that they are ritually used to express affection and sincerity be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1413715 (stock #6291)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 and a couple of pinholes. L: 210cm/82.5in and W: 140cm/55.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413435 (stock #6275)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$350.00
Fine and rare Toraja, Sulawesi seko mandi (funeral shroud) possibly from Seko village. The Torajans have elaborate and often excessive burial rites (depending on the wealth or status) of the deceased and death does not have the grim connotations as it does in the West, the bodies are disinterred once a year washed, dressed and walked around the village. This piece has the classic sekong pattern consisting of interlocking hooks and has been interpreted as interlocking arms welcoming the d...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413404 (stock #6272)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 condtion. The cloth coming these people nowadays, are nowhere near this quality. W: 87cm/34in and L: 152cm/61in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1413399 (stock #6289)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$130.00
Vintage women’s three paneled silk dress circa 1970 to 1990 from Bhutan. Minor fraying along one side where as well some pinholes and stains. L: 2.3m/90in and W: 1.43m/56in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1412316 (stock #6243)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Rare shaman bell used by a Dao Gong Taoist Priest for calling spirits from the Yao/Mein ethnic group in China/Vietnam. Nice old piece circa late 19th CE/early 20th CE. See pg 207, plate 570 Jess Pourett’s: The Yao for reference. The tooth is from a bear (probably lower incisor). Bell H: 4.5cm/1.8in and tooth L: 6cm/2.3in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411748 (stock #6234)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Absolutely fabulous vintage complete, Red Yao, (aka Kiem Mien) woman’s long jacket from the Sapa area, Vietnam. There are a few holes and patches, but it’s all here, just washed and very wearable. This piece has been well worn and well loved. It is all handwoven with hand spun cotton thread with mostly indigo dye. L: 122cm/48in and W: 128cm/50 (opened at waist). There is a similar example in Jess Pourette’s “The Yao” page 101, plate 216. Circa 50 to 60 years old.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1411021 (stock #6228)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Classic fine and rare intricately carved heirloom buffalo horn spoon from Timor, Lesser Sunda Islands. This piece dates to late 19th early 20th century and is in excellent condition with no damage. Following the curvature this is L: 23.5cm/9.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410759 (stock #6223)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
SOLD
Beautiful West Timor (most likely Isana), Indonesia, three paneled, ikat blanket. This is woven from a combination of natural dyed home spun cotton and commercial thread. The blue ikat bands are made from the homespun thread and natural indigo dye with a “mau fu” pattern, representing wild jungle fowl- a symbol of virility, which is very intricate, symmetrical and well balanced. The alternating colorful bands are commercial cotton thread. Perfect condition- circa 1960/1970. L: ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1410418 (stock #6215)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$350.00
Rare ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Sothern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals; please see last enlargement for a couple of guys wearing them. This piece is constructed of handspun threads being sewn together from two panels. This textile is at least 80 years old, possibly being as early as 1900. The weaving technique on this piece is quite delicate and complicated. The weft thread is und...