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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1456159 (stock #7106)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1455033 (stock #7101)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$700.00
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. I have 30 pieces from this area and this is by far the best.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1455032 (stock #7100)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 : African : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1455030 (stock #7099)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Good strand of trade beads on copper wire consisting of Venetian millefiori, local sand cast glass beads, some ostrich shell discs and polished red stone beads. Total length is 39cm/15.5in. The Italian beads are pre 1940, the two beads towards the end have chips- the center elbow bead is quite nice possibly 19th century. Please view enlargements for scale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1454374 (stock #7096)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1453409 (stock #7169)
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$110.00
Beautiful hand-woven hem from a woman’s skirt from the Tai Moei ethnic group of Sam Neua Province, Laos. This piece is only about 30 years old but the colors in the silk threaded center field are absolutely gorgeous. This piece is still sewn together and in excellent condition. H: 43.cm/17in and W: 59cm/23in (x2). Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1453407 (stock #7168)
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$150.00
Large textile from Laos with a “void” silhouette deer pattern . The colored threads are silk, while the field and border are all handspun cotton, the border may be some sort of bast fiber as it is quite coarse. This piece is approximately 30 to 40 year old- I picked up it up in 2000, Vientiane, Laos. The border and backing has some staining but the embroidered panel is clean. L: 128cm/50.5in x W: 57cm/22.5in (without border) and L: 177cm/69.5in and W: 90cm/30.in (with border). ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1453367 (stock #7166)
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$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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1453074 (stock #7161)
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$300.00
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: 87cm/34in and L: 152cm/61in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1452909 (stock #7156)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Beautiful women’s apron style skirt from the Bahnar (Ba Na) ethnic group, Central Highlands of Vietnam. Woven from fine handspun cotton using all indigo and natural dyes. The weaving is very intricate and refined. This piece is has small tear at the corner (see last enlargement) and a couple of frays but otherwise excellent condition and dates to 1960 to 1970. Google Bahnar Bob Mc Kerrow to view photos of women wearing this kind of garment taken in the early 70s. Dimensions of belt...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1920 item #1452183 (stock #7150)
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$530.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1451977 (stock #7149)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Women’s three paneled silk dress circa 1970 to 1990, hand woven 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 : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1451419 (stock #7142)
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$1,500.00
Powerful Buddha image from the Tai Lue ethnic group from the Burma, Lao, Thai border region AKA “Golden Triangle”. Superficially these “folk images” lack the grace and serenity of the urban classical styles, but speak more from the heart of the people, as personal devotional merit making acts. This piece dates to around the 18th century; the “waisted” pedestal is typical of this period. Incorporated into the style is the much loved “bhumiparsha“ mudra, with stylized lot...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1920 item #1451282 (stock #7139)
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$170.00
Well made old storage basket, circa 1950s, acquired in Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia in the 1980s this has been in storage since then. This has a slight trapezoidal shape to the lid and body. Excellent condition- no damage. Top- W: 24cm/9.5in x 21.5cm/8.4in and H: 9.5cm/3.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1450061 (stock #7116)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Very rare antique two paneled bed cover from the Daizu ethnic minority of Southern Yunnan, China. An unusual piece with very fine silk embroidery and woven field with what may be hemp/ramie handspun threads, as it has a slightly coarser and stiff feel than standard cotton thread. I would date this circa 19th century with natural dyes. There are small holes and tears throughout the piece as to be expected in a delicate old textile from a tropical climate. L: 120cm/47in and W: 69cm/27in. Free ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Kitchenware : Pre 1920 item #1449991 (stock #7110)
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$575.00
Rare Boti or vegetables cutter, like any good kitchen utensil this has a multipurpose function, as it can be used as a coconut scraper on the end of the hand forged blade. This one is circa late 19th century from Tamil Nadu. The end of the cutter has been made into the shape of a bird with “floral” patterns carved into t5he wood. L: 63.7cm/25in x W: 16.7cm/6.6in x H: 35.4cm/13.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1960 item #1449989 (stock #7109)
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$150.00
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, he traditionally has been viewed as the remover obstacles. Excellent condition. W: 54cm/21.1in and H: 56cm/...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1449769 (stock #7101)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$110.00
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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1449599 (stock #7089)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$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 1960 to 1970. Good pieces acquired about 20 years ago, cannot be found anymore. D: 11./4.5in x H: 18.2 cm/7.1in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Kitchenware : Pre 1920 item #1449260 (stock #7094)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Unusual hardwood paan (betel) tray with well carved Kandy style floral medallion in the center. The WHO advised the Sri Lankan government against the chewing of betel and it is now illegal- that is not to say that this really stops people from still doing it though. This an antique piece W: 29.5cm/11.5in x W: 29.5cm/11.5in x H: 6cm/2.2in. Minor split on left side- may seen in first enlargement.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Food and Drink : Pre 1920 item #1449225 (stock #7093)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Charming set of antique matched candy or palm sugar molds, in the shape of an elephant made out of a heavy, large grained wood. Good condition. These would be tied together with rope and filled with “stuff”. You really do not find this sort of thing anymore. W: 21cm/8.2in, 14cm/5.5in and combined H: 8cm//3.1in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1449104 (stock #7091)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Two bone “knives” from the Golden Triangle. I acquired these in Chiang Mai Thailand about 20 years ago and was told that were used by a “hill tribe”, for ritual ceremonies that involved the symbolic letting of blood to heal the patient. Using bones in spiritual practices is a syncretic tradition in this region as the boundaries between Buddhism and the earlier Animist practices are blurred and seem to work in harmony with one another. These are old genuine old Shaman’s artif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1449073 (stock #7090)
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$120.00
Old (100 years or more) leather belt from Tibet with 5 damascened/niello (don’t know what this technique is called) but it appears to be a silver metal patterns on iron fittings with complete buckle. Total L: 118cm/46.5in. I bought this the Barkor bazaar in front of the Jokang in Lhasa about 30 years ago; the leather is rough but serviceable.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1448754 (stock #7081)
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$150.00
Superb antique lacquered bamboo woven box from the Lisu ethnic minority, Northern Thailand. This piece is in good condition with minute losses to lacquer but perfect woven body. Please view enlargements to appreciate the fine detail on this, also note that this double walled. L: 11.cm/4.2in, H: 5.5cm/2.3in and W: 6.5cm/2.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1448753 (stock #7080)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
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 othe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1448560 (stock #7077)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Lovely semi antique, circa 50 years plus, silk supplementary weft embroidered all and handspun silk blanket, from the Tai Daeng/Tai Dam ethnic group Laos. This piece is in very good condition with a floral pattern and Buddhist symbols. The reverse side is backed with new(ish) raw silk. L: 150cm/59in and W: 120cm/47in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1448442 (stock #7063)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$175.00
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 sort...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1448440 (stock #7062)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$320.00
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft. As Sino/Arunachal Pradesh border is disputed with China (it should be noted this where the Dal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1447702 (stock #7054)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1447403 (stock #7046)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Lovely Iban woman’s skirt from the Kapit region in Sarawak, circa 1940-1950. The broad center field is woven from handspun cotton and natural dyes. The red use in this is particularly rich. The narrow bands on the side are made of commercial thread and dye. This has a Bangit fruit pattern, which signifies “abundance”. There are a few minor frays and inevitable “pinholes”, but IMO the condition is good. L: 102cm/40in and W: 52cm/20.5in. Bought this about 20 years ago in Kuching....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1445453 (stock #7018)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$90.00
Pair of antique hair pins from the Akha minority in Northern Thailand, very old, these kind of things are very hard to find these days as most all of the hill tribe artifacts have been collected up. Perfect condition -L: 12.4cm & 13.3cm. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1445177 (stock #7002)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Old rattan/bamboo splitting knife used in basket making. The blade still carries a sharp edge and is still quite serviceable. L: 65cm/25.5 (blade is 18.5cm/7.5in). Good condition, the blade has some surface rust but is till sound and solid.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1445176 (stock #7001)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Good silk textile with tiger embroidery- all the threads are silk except the black. This was acquired in 1991 and has been sitting in a box ever since then. W: 69cm/27in x L: 149cm/58.5in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1448751 (stock #7079)
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Old Timorese hard wood 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: 26/9.8in and W: 7cm/2.8in.