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Yao Shaman’s Stamps

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1305140 (stock#3092)

Yao Shaman’s Stamps
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Abhaya Asian Antiques
Tel/Fax 852-29847509



~Sold~ $320.USD 

Four old Taoist, Dao Gong priest’s wooden stamps representing Pan Hung (Dragon dog) who is considered to be the ancestor of the Yao/Mien ethnic group from Guangxi, Laos or Vietnam. These items are carved from wood, the larger one has a Chinese characters on the shoulder (which I assume was the owner’s name) and the one with a Tiger’s face has the Chinese character “wang”, meaning king carved into forehead. The smallest and probably the best has the owners’ name carved at the bottom. ...click for details


A fine Yaka ritual healing implement

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 1303727 (stock#Y307392)

A fine Yaka ritual healing implement
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



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The rare sculpture with an unidentifiable finial (possibly a hand with finger pointing or an extremely stylized human head) and, abstracted, segmented stalk. Deep, varied, darkened patina, overall, showing much use and age. Early 20th century. Very fine condition. Provenance: Old private collection, New England.


A Lampung iron effigy tray for tooth blackening paste

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 1302934 (stock#L329811)

A Lampung iron effigy tray for tooth blackening paste
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



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The forms of these somewhat rare, wrought iron trays are typically zoomorphic. They are often interpreted as a saurian composite creature. Such vessels held the sooty black paste, known locally as 'sihung', created for ritual tooth-filing and blackening among the Lampung people of the southernmost area of the Island of Sumatra. Length is 12", showing much age and use, and in fine condition with a heavily oxidized, encrusted patina. Most likely 19th/20th century, or earlier.


large necklace of Bells and symbolic lotus seeds

Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Bedouin: Pre 1920   item# 1302435 (stock#Misc )

large necklace of Bells and symbolic lotus seeds
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Asian Ethnic Artifacts
404-377-7210



 

This antique necklace consists of large bells alternating with (symbolic) lotus pods. The bells are roughly 1.5 inches long. Though it has a hook closure, it is long enough to slip over the head of the wearer...Really fun to wear but not to the opera. It is made of low grade silver which was commonly used by various tribal groups throughout Central Asian, and the Far East. The filigree work on the bells was most common to Northern India, Himalayas, Nepal.


A North West Coast American Indian wood food bowl

Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Eskimo: Pre 1910   item# 1302361 (stock#NW71063)

A North West Coast American Indian wood food bowl
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michael cichon tribal arts
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A shallow, thick-walled bowl typically used along with a pestle to mash certain parts of seal or whale meat and blubber together. Red pigment has been washed over the various design levels on the interior of the vessel. Showing an extremely greasy, aged patina. Probably southern Alaskan Eskimo. Quite an attractive example with an unforgettable aroma. 9"Diam x 2.5"H. In very fine condition. Possibly late 19th century. Provenance: Old New England private collection.


A Baule or Senufo wooden heddle pulley with birds

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 1302076 (stock#B192273)

 A Baule or Senufo wooden heddle pulley with birds
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The motif of opposing birds (possibly Calao birds, which are sacred animals in the mythology of many West African peoples) on weaver's heddle pulleys is rare. This old example is visually appealing due to the mirror-image effect of the two birds with beaks touching, also forming a graceful negative space between them. With a varied, black to reddish brown, encrusted and shiny, aged patina. The pulley itself is 7"H, and is mounted on a steel base. Early 20th century. Provenance: Herbert ...click for details


A rare Punu wooden head figure

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 1301781 (stock#M120278)

A rare Punu wooden head figure
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With classic Punu mask features and expression, this rare 'reliquary bundle' type figure has a schematic, open-work body in counterpoint to the more highly-developed head. The figure is 12.50"H, intact and in fine condition with some losses to the white pigment, overall. Early-mid 20th century. From Gabon, equatorial Africa. Provenance: Susan Lerer, California, 1970's.


Vintage Papua New Guinea Grass Skirt Palm Fiber Woven Ethnographic

Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1920   item# 1300863 (stock#2015/6/20)

Vintage Papua New Guinea Grass Skirt Palm Fiber Woven Ethnographic
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Westwillow Antiques
778 997 1147



$200.00 US 

This is a vintage fiber skirt, possibly from Papua New Guinea, I have seen similar palm fiber and banana fiber grass skirts from this area. This is a vintage ethnographic textile, with beautiful look to it. It is hand woven along the top band with contrasting colours. The darker fibers, are buried in the ground. It has a loop, and tie to attach it, and has two levels, of length, and decorative weaving on the front. The main body measures 25 inches across, and 21 inches long. The woven tie extend ...click for details


An Abelam woven fiber 'bapa' helmet mask

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1940   item# 1300749 (stock#A92212)

An Abelam woven fiber 'bapa' helmet mask
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Known as a 'bapa' mask, this large, woven fiber helmet was worn by members of a secret society prior to male initiation ceremonies taking place. Its role was to frighten the women and children away from the area. Bapa masks were also supposed to allow the participating initiates to do their very best. These rattan creations are marvels of fiber weaving, blending basket-like forms and three-dimensional, openwork elements into surreal abstractions to fit over the head of the wearer. Heav ...click for details


A Bete or Ngere wood and textile face mask

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1950   item# 1300192 (stock#N317211)

A Bete or Ngere wood and textile face mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
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With an expressive and somewhat more naturalistic human face, this Bete or Ngere mask shows influence from the neighboring Dan peoples. It is a type less frequently seen and used by the peoples of this region. Inset metal teeth, thick layers of oil-based paints and trade cloth textile attachments indicate an early-mid 20th century date. Measuring 13.5"H x 7.75"W, from the Ivory Coast. In very good condition, with some loss and degradation of the textile ball attachments along the sides ...click for details


Chin Men’s Blanket

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1299359 (stock#3061)

Chin Men’s Blanket
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Abhaya Asian Antiques
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$1200.USD 

Very fine silk and cotton Northern Chin heirloom men’s blanket most likely from the Falam or Matupi township, Burma, circa 1920. This is in outstanding condition with just some minor surface stains which could be easily cleaned and a couple of pinholes. L: 210cm/82.5in and W: 140cm/55.2in.


A fine Bono wooden Aku'aba

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 1299114 (stock#B390383)

A fine Bono wooden Aku'aba
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The northern neighbors of the Asante people, the Bono people, create female Aku'aba dolls for ritual use, such as this excellent example. Only slight differences exist between the features of these people's dolls (primarily seen in the shape of the heads), Bono examples being more triangular in shape rather than round (Asante) or rectangular (Fante). The doll is 14"H x 5.50"W, in very fine condition with a honey-brown, shiny, aged patina with traces of kaolin pigment. Glass bea ...click for details


A Warka wood and metal face mask

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 1299050 (stock#W309372)

A Warka wood and metal face mask
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As is typical for this type of mask, brass and copper sheet has been cut, punched and nailed to the surface to add not only dramatic effect but also, as is believed in many African cultures, to reinforce the ritual effectiveness of the object. These distinctively elongated and severe face masks are donned for ceremonies related to fishing and farming, as well as initiations. Made of heavy, hard wood, this example shows good use and age. Early-mid 20th century, Mali, 14"H x 7"W, in very ...click for details


A fine Yoruba wooden female twin figure 'ere Ibeji'

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 1299037 (stock#Y08237)

A fine Yoruba wooden female twin figure 'ere Ibeji'
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The camwood encrusted twin figure, probably of Oyo, Ifon Yoruba origin, with expressive and stylized facial features. Slight traces of indigo blue under the encrustation on the high coiffure. From Nigeria, early 20th century, in very fine condition. 10.50"H. Provenance: Old New England private collection.


A Trobriand Islands wooden fishing net float

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 1299020 (stock#T20282)

A Trobriand Islands wooden fishing net float
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Showing saurian-type features, the light weight wooden carving has a simulated chain-link opening on one end. Patina is well-worn, bleached and varied, yet was obviously cared for, attesting to its actual use. Early-mid 20th century. Of Melanesian origin, this is a larger example measuring 17 1/8"L x 3.25" W. Very fine condition. Provenance: Marc Lissauer, 1970's.

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