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A monumental pair of West African metal cuffs

Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1308041 (stock#A928272)

 A monumental pair of West African metal cuffs
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



 

Excellent examples which have extra fine design work on them and are a true matched pair. They also show great age and use. They are made of a copper-alloy, and, based on the other objects in the collection from which they originated, they are most likely from the Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast area Senufo (or a smaller related group). They measure 6 7/8"L x approx. 4"W, each. Early 20th century. Provenance: Old Austin, TX private collection.


Miao Baby Carrier

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1306570 (stock#3115)

Miao Baby Carrier
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Abhaya Asian Antiques
Tel/Fax 852-29847509



$150.USD 

Exquisite vintage hand woven panel used for jacket or dress trims by the Miao people in Guizhou. Please examine close-ups to appreciate the exceptional detail of the handwork on this piece. I bought this in Kaili, Guizhou about 13 years ago and had it framed in handmade traditional embossed “mud cloth”, so could be used as wall hanging. Unframed W: 18cm/7.1in and L 133/cm/52.5in, framed W: 36cm/13.2in and L: 170cm/67in.


An Asmat wooden standing male ancestor figure

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1306315 (stock#DD01)

An Asmat wooden standing male ancestor figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



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The slender, fluidly carved figure of a deceased male showing typical emphasis on the head and upper limbs. Such gracefully carved ironwood, or other tropical hardwood, ritual sculptures were created for the inauguration of a new men's house. They were often given the name of a recently departed relative, at which time they were believed to become animated with the essence of the deceased. From the central region of the Asmat world, Irian Jaya (Western New Guinea). Tight-grained, hard wood w ...click for details


A fine Ovimbundu or Chokwe ancestral face mask

Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1950   item# 1306099 (stock#O39163)

A fine Ovimbundu or Chokwe ancestral face mask
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



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This masterful example is carved from a light colored wood with a reddened, darkened, slightly encrusted, shiny patina. The filed, jagged teeth have been daubed with an organic, white pigment. It is a type believed to represent an ancestor and possibly used for the regulation of social life among males (Mugonge), though little is documented on mask types from the Chokwe-related, Ovimbundu people of Angola. Early 20th century, the mask measures 8.50"H x 6"W. It is in excellent condition ...click for details


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
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~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
941.224.0440



 

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: African: Sculpture: Pre 1930   item# 1302076 (stock#B192273)

 A Baule or Senufo wooden heddle pulley with birds
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



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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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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



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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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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440



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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
Tel/Fax 852-29847509



$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.

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