Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1338204 (stock #3297)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Very fine old wool pangden cloth- all hand spun wool and mostly natural dyes. This piece is an exceptionally large piece consisting of 5 panels, circa 40 to 50 years old. The weave is quite 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 girl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1305781 (stock #3094)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$1000.00
Exceptionally fine wedding blanket from the Zhuang ethnic group from Guizhou/Guangxi Zhuang China. This has a floss silk supplementary weft against on a 5 handspun threads per millimeter backing. This is an heirloom piece 30 to 50 years old in perfect condition with fading or wear. It is worth noting this kind of workmanship is no longer being done in China as most young women will go to the cities to find employment rather than hang around the village and produce these...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1175689 (stock #2474)
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$400.00
Rare (one of a kind), semi antique basket from the Naxi/Nakhi ethnic group in Yunnan province. I purchased this in 2001 at a local market in Lijiang (now a UNESCO heritage site). Constructed of bamboo with much of lacquer intact, this piece is circa 50 to 80 years old, most interesting is an auspicious coin symbol woven into the top. This kind of thing always reminds of the labor intensiveness that is put in to decorating such a humble object...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1081057 (stock #2349)
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$120.00
Unusual mask from a Yunnan ethnic minority, possibly Qiang, Hani or Naxi. This piece is quite unique as it is carved from the end culm of a bamboo shoot, a material which I have never seen before for this sort of thing. Nuo rituals amongst the ethnic groups from this region are of an animist and shamanistic nature, I can’t add much more to it than that since the significance is usually specific to a particular shaman or village...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1060158 (stock #2285)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$120.00
Tibetan Buddhist “windhorse” woodblock with loads of auspicious symbols (trigrams, dorjes etc) for printing small prayer flags about 40 to 50 years old, still perfectly usable (I’ve thought of making cards with this but never got around to it). The “wind horse” has its origins the earlier Bon folk religion but has been incorporated to Tantric art for the past couple of hundred years...