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Pair of Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Antique Earings

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1910   item# 1302132 (stock# M)

Pair of Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Antique Earings
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this is a large antique hand-made pair of earrings of low grade silver, lots of filigree work...Though obviously not wearable for most Westerners, the make a wonderful ethnographic, tribal arts display.


Large Southeast Asian Burmese Carved Bamboo Buddha

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1299902 (stock# SEA)

Large Southeast Asian Burmese Carved Bamboo Buddha
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$375 

Carved out of Bamboo this Buddha is 13.5 inches high,5 inches wide and 4 inches deep. He is a wonderfully carved example of folk art tradition with very gentle countenance.


Antique Chinese ethnic Minority wood comb with wilver adornment

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1298663 (stock# M)

Antique Chinese ethnic Minority wood comb with wilver adornment
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$195 

Women of the Miao Chinese minority did not cut their hat...when the hair was worn "bun Style" on the top of the head, the comb would be positioned horizontally, with the tynes pushed under the "bun"...and the silver dangles would hang down...the actual "comb" is hand carved and covered with silver for decoration...


Pair of Chinese Ethnic Minority silver Bracelets

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1291276 (stock# M)

Pair of Chinese Ethnic Minority silver Bracelets
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This pair of low grade silver Chinese Bracelets are Miao Ethnic Minority. Low grade silver was used extensively throughout China during the 19th and early 20th century. To a Westerner the backs look like the bracelets are adjustable, this is a decorative element only and they are not adjustable. The fronts are deeply etched with animals. At the widest point in the front the bracelets measure 1.25 inches. They are oval in shape and very comfortable to wear...I prefer to sale them as a pair but ...click for details


Chinese Ethnic Minority smoking pipe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1287667 (stock# M)

Chinese Ethnic Minority smoking pipe
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The Chinese people smoked both opium (thanks to the British) and tobacco. This antique pipe was made and used by the ethnic minority of the mountain region of SW China.


Chinese ethnic minority Miao hand carved wooden comb

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1930   item# 1266886 (stock# M170)

Chinese ethnic minority Miao hand carved  wooden comb
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$95 

This hand carved wooden comb belonged to a Miao Chinese minority women with limited means. Comb would have been worn horizontally between the top of the woman's head and under the twisted bun of her hair. Comb is decorated with symbols which a burned into the wood. comb is 5 x 4 inches


Chinese Ethnic Minority Child hat with silver ornaments

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1258766 (stock# EMT164)

Chinese Ethnic Minority Child hat with silver ornaments
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This Chinese ethnic child's hat has wrapped thread embroidery technique which was used by the Miao the Miao minority. The set of silver ornaments across the from are Buddha images. the The ornament in the back is a stylized butterfly of Miao Legend...the dangle of bells at the back is to scare off evil spirits who would attack the child from the rear..This hat is old and in surprisingly good condition


Vintage Ethnic Minority Chinese Silver Hair Pin

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1930   item# 1236286 (stock# M169)

Vintage Ethnic Minority Chinese Silver Hair Pin
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$110 

Vintage traditional Miao Woman's hairpin used for festival. 7 inches long


Vintage Chinese Ethnic Minority silver hairpin buterfly

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1950   item# 1236277 (stock# M168)

Vintage Chinese Ethnic Minority silver hairpin buterfly
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$85 

This traditional Miao Chinese Minority hair pin would have been worn by young woman for festival. The butterfly motif is in reference to the Miao creation myth. The hair pin is 5 inches long.


Antique Thailand Karen people Tobaccco smoking pipe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1235941 (stock# SEA147)

Antique Thailand Karen people Tobaccco smoking pipe
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This antique pipe has burl wood bowl with silver filling (one ring missing) and a horn mouthpiece which has obviously been well used. There are a few short residual threads from what was probably originally a tassel. It is a wonderful ethnographic relic of folk art.


Chinese Yao ethnic minority bone hair ornament comb

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1232391 (stock# M167)

Chinese Yao ethnic minority bone hair ornament comb
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$325 

This traditional tribal comb would be worn for festival by Yao ethnic minority woman of Southern China. The comb was carved from sections of bone which are held together with twining technique. The bone sections are inked with design pattern. The comb alone is 5.5 inches long and 3 inches wide. The combined length with the pompom and tassels is almost 12 inches long


Tibetan belt with beads, cowrie shells and turquoise

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1930   item# 1230849 (stock# T186)

Tibetan belt with beads, cowrie shells and turquoise
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$250 

This belt would have been worn for festival gatherings. Decorated with beads, cowrie shells and central turquoise medallion the belt strap is narrow approx 1.25 inched wide. Hanging from the belt are beaded strands in graduated lengths with each strand ending with a cowrie shell. There is a cord tie attached so that the belt can be tied at the back of the wearer. It is a lovely piece


Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Embroidered Festival Apro

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1215752 (stock# EMT163)

Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Embroidered Festival Apro
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This apron is from the Huan Xi area and was part of the traditional Miao ethnic minority woman's festival costume. Made from home spun fibers,indigo dyed yarn, it is embroidered with tiny intricate cross stitch geometric design...the ties are also hand woven. The apron measures approx 17 x 17 inches and is in good condition...with a few very light stains which do not show on photo with enhancing...


Yi Chinese Ethnic Minority small girls shirt

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1214444 (stock# EMT162)

Yi Chinese Ethnic Minority small girls shirt
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This is an old traditional style top shirt which would have been worn by a young girl of the Yi Chinese ethnic minority from Yunnan Province. the fabric is made from home grown cotton, hand spun, and hand woven. The collar surround and cuffs are trimmed with an intricate batik pattern and the tiniest embroidery stitched I have ever seen. The shirt has its original buttons. Good size for framing 14 inches across the chest.


Pair Chinese Ethnic Minority Yao Silver Ear Plugs

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1213499 (stock# M166)

Pair Chinese Ethnic Minority Yao Silver Ear Plugs
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This pair of traditional silver ear plugs were worn in the enlarge holes of the Yao woman of China and Thailand. The same filgree pattern is on both sides of the earplugs. The plugs are 1+ inches in diameter and 1/2 inches thick.

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