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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412916 (stock #6263)
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$250.00
Fine and rare early 20th century Miao baby carrying strap from Zhouxi, Guizhou China. Please note that every diamond shaped medallion pattern is different. This is woven from all handspun silk warp and cotton weft. This is an incredibly labor intensive weaving process, in the old days, a skilled craftswomen could only weave about 1 centimeter a day, today no one is able to duplicate this. Total length of the brocaded panel is 134cm/52in and W: 16cm/6.5in. I had a contemporary “mud cloth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412741 (stock #6252)
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$300.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa first half 20th CE. The foundation is woven with handspun blue cotton threads and silk weft embroidered, phoenix, butterfly and floral images against a “key fret” background. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches and small tear noted in last enlargement, but overall excellent condition and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1412655 (stock #6250)
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$500.00
Special Offer~Reduced from $750: Heirloom wedding blanket cover from the tiny Maonan ethnic minority of Guangxi, China. First half of the 20th century-made with natural undyed local cotton, the pattern is a floss silk supplementary weft brocade. The symbols of phoenix, flowers and butterflies, and is in perfect condition with no holes or tears. Some of the more brightly colored purple aniline dyed silk threads have been rewoven into the patterns probably within the last 40 years but ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1411826 (stock #6238)
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$900.00
Rare two paneled wedding blanket from the Bouyi (aka Buyi) ethnic group in Changshun area Guizou, China. Woven from all handspun cotton thread. The blue and white center field has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern while the upper and lower parts are the repetitive “well” symbols. If you stare at this piece long enough you will find a few small holes but nothing really significant, of the few pieces I have ever seen from this specific group, this is the best. This dates cir...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411822 (stock #6237)
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$90.00
Lovely vintage (circa 50 years old) Lao skirt with wide lower hem silk woven pattern. This is in good condition and just washed. There is a waist band sewn into the top. This is a free size in that the waist can be adjusted my moving the clothes hook (see last enlargement). This woven from all handspun cotton thread. Top width: 110cm/43in and bottom width: 132cm/51in and length: 66cm/26in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411748 (stock #6234)
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1411680 (stock #6233)
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$120.00
Love old Tibetan handspun wool blanket with natural dyes. Perfect condition with wonderful abrash in the burgundy, green and blue colors. Please note the light color bands are gray and not white as appears in the main enragement. W: 99cm/39in and L: 130cm/51in. Circa 1960s/1970s- vintage. The burgundy dye has bled a bit into the grey wool, noted in last enlargements,
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1410979 (stock #6227)
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$250.00
Finely woven Iban women’s kain skirt, from Kapit, circa 1940 with “eye of the green pigeon” and bamboo pattern, from the Kapit area. Fine and tight weaves like this, indicate that owner was from a high status. There is one repair noted in enlargements. The ikat is made from all handspun and natural dyes while the colored bands are commercial thread. L: 115cm/42.5in and W: 57cm/22.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410977 (stock #6226)
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$250.00
Iban woman’s kain skirt from Sarawak depicting the tree of life with bamboo running the length of the bidang. There is some fraying on the selvedge, and a seamless repair noted in enlargements. They ikat pattern is quite sharp and is woven from handspun naturally dyed threads, the red, green and yellow colors are commercial threads. L: 108cm/42in and W: 56cm24.4in. This piece is circa 60 to 80 year old
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410759 (stock #6223)
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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)
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$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1408844 (stock #6195)
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Fine and rare classical old Cambodian silk lower garment, approximately 70 to 100 years old. This piece may be worn either by men or women. It was originally sewn together and stepped into like a sarong skirt however it was given one fold in the front and then twisted from the bottom and pulled between the legs and tucked in the front and secured to the waist with a silk sash or belt to form a pantaloon type garment The frog pattern is very rare and the only one of I have yet to see. Ove...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1408444 (stock #6179)
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$300.00
Fine old wedding blanket from the Maonan ethnic group in Southern China. This has a classic floral, butterfly and phoenix weft embroidered pattern. Excellent condition with no damage- this is woven with all handspun cotton thread with some tiny bits of silk floss. The dyes are a combination of indigo and possibly aniline and organic mix in the red and orangeish colors. L: 100cm/39.5in and W: 72cm/28.2in - with border L:122cm/48in and W: 88cm/35in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1407930 (stock #6195)
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$500.00
Zhuang three paneled wedding cover from Binyang County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Circa early 20th century, silk and cotton (the blue is indigo dyed cotton) weft embroidered pattern. There is one repair noted in third enlargement. W. 103cm/41in and L: 151cm/60in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1407654 (stock #6185)
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Jacket panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province, with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Acquired in Beijing about 20 years ago, these are the only examples I have seen outside of Guizhou, when I visited in 2001. This is semi antique circa 50 to 60 years old L; 44cm/17.5in (n...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1960 item #1407565 (stock #6184)
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$300.00
300.00 4319 Fine and rare Jinghpaw (aka Jingpo in China) “pukhang” heirloom wrap around skirt from Burma’s northern most state of Kachin. This piece is woven in three panels from two ply handspun cotton thread and goat or dog hair yarn supplementary weft pattern This piece is intricately composed and tightly woven lacking the garish colors of a recent piece. 50 years old plus. As with many of the Burmese highland peoples, textiles play an important cultural role determining status...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405881 (stock #6177)
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$250.00
Good Iban woman’s skirt with “eyes of the green pigeon” pattern and hawks flying above the forest canopy, circa 1920s, composed of all natural dyes and handspun thread. There are the inevitable few pin holes and one very minor fray one side This piece is composed of all handspun thread and vegetable dyes. L: 104cm/41in and W: 55cm/21.7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405827 (stock #6168)
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$300.00
Rare early 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Little is known about these textiles other than they show a close affinity with Maonan weavings and are no longer being woven by this people. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk and cotton embroidered pattern of birds, mythical animals and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern. Good condition given its age- there are some patches on the...