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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1348983 (stock #3170)
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$150.00
Wonderful baby back strap carrier from Southern China. This has the original handspun indigo lower borders and the silk embroidered design is on handwoven cloth- the back is commercial cloth circa 40years old. H: 73.3cm/28in and W: 49cm/19.2in. Good condition no holes or tears on the front, it does have a few minor stains on the border.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1346293 (stock #3140)
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~Sold~
Very eclectic textile from the Jianghua Yao Autonomous County, Hunan Province. This has a poem written by Mao Tse Tung woven into it written in simplified characters but using the traditional right to left in vertical columned style...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1344280 (stock #3133)
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$1200.00
Exceptionally fine and rare three paneled ikat blanket from the Li people of Hainan Island, Southwest China. The lighter wide indigo bands consists a coarse warp fiber most likely linen or hemp and the narrow brown and dark blue indigo bands are made of a thinner and softer thread, probably cotton or cotton and bast fiber mix. In near perfect condition, there is one tiny pinhole and minor dark staining (this could also be a form a brash) on the inside- please see last enlargement...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1339078 (stock #3307)
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~sold~ $200.USD
Two bolts of P'ulo-thigma wool cloth. I bought these in the Bakor market outside the Jokang Temple in Lhasa in 1996. The one with the crosses is hand woven wool with some aniline dye. The crosses look to have been stamped on (dimensions: 18ft x 8.5in). The one with the circles is also handwoven wool, probably natural dye and the round medallions have been resist wax (tie dyed) on in the traditional fashion (dimensions: 16ft x 9.in)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1320058 (stock #3103)
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$500.00
Unique bast fiber blanket from Malipo, Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Wenshan County, Yunnan China near Vietnam. The border is composed of a bast fiber warp and weft: either hemp or “huo cao” fireweed. The center panels seems to be cotton but may incorporate some hemp as well but it is difficult to for me to tell as I have seen some very soft hemp cloth in the past...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1320057 (stock #3102)
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$500.00
Unique bast fiber blanket from Malipo, Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Wenshan County, Yunnan China near Vietnam The border looks to be cotton weft and a very fine hemp or “huo cao” fireweed fiber. The panel seems to be cotton but may incorporate some hemp as well but it is difficult to for me to tell as I have seen some very soft hemp cloth in the past...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1308280 (stock #3129)
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$1100.00
Fine intricate four paneled handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local indigo dyed cotton from the Ha/Meifu dialect speaking Li people, Hainan Island. The black color is in the design is achieved by burying the thread in the mud after being dyed with indigo. Symbols depicted on this piece are single face embroidered mother and son figures. Excellent condition, L: 1.86m/6ft1in and W: 1.25m/4ft2in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1306570 (stock #3115)
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$150.00
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1306417 (stock #3114)
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$150.00
Beautiful baby carrier panel from one of the Miao (a.k.a. Hmong) minorities from Southwest China. I bought this in a market in Yangshuo, Guangxi Zhuang, China over 20 years ago and it never appears to have been used and as such is in pristine condition. For the exception of the striped side borders this all hand silk embroidered with a stunning butterfly and bird pattern against a hand woven black cotton background. Free world wide shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1305779 (stock #3093)
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$250.00
Good wedding blanket from the tiny Maonan ethnic group from Guizhou/Guangxi Zhuang. This has a supplementary warp silk embroidered phoenix and butterfly pattern against a red back ground on a handspun cotton foundation. The purple dye has bled into the blanket on the on the lower right hand section (noted in enlargements), which is why the price is low on this piece. Bordered by three sections of cloth the actual size is L: 118cm/4.6.5in and W: 73cm/29in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284223 (stock #2992)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement). 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. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284219 (stock #2991)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), 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. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 10 years...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1284217 (stock #2990)
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$170.00
Very rare complete jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1256903 (stock #2778)
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$320.00
Fine and rare old Yao/Mien all hand spun and woven cotton wedding veil with silk thread embroidered geometrical design, circa 50 years old. This piece is from Kim Mien group and was originally collected in Northern Laos. The colors on this piece are subtle and restrained (please note the use of shades of brown and blue in enlargements) and the brown and white tassels. Except for a couple of tiny holes this piece is in excellent condition. W: 47cm/18.5in and L: 75cm/29.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1256219 (stock #2759)
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$600.00
Fine and rare skirt group from the Li ethnic (Run speaking dialect) group Hainan Island. I acquired this piece on a trip to Hainan Island in 1987. This is composed of three panels- the upper one is an all natural dye geometric pattern, the center one is quite interesting, incorporating both the mother/son motif as well as a “Hercules” and anthropomorphic design- the lower panel is a zoomorphic design (possibly deer?). The backing is quite stiff- most likely linen or a bast thread and ex...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1173374 (stock #2462)
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$430.00
Fine and rare semi antique, approximately 60 to 80 years old, supplementary weft silk floss embroidered, on a natural indigo dyed base of hand spun cotton thread, child’s blanket from the Zhuang ethnic group Southern China. This has a very unusual pattern I have seen only on one other Zhuang textile, please note the center field is covered with a repetition of the Chinese character “Wang”, which means king, also quite unusual are auspicious coin symbols. There is one simple repair in enlar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1173063 (stock #2459)
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$120.00
Rare purse from the Yao (aka Mien) people of Yunnan or Laos. This is a piece semi antique circa 60 years old composed of all hand spun cotton, silk and red wool margin at the top (the exception would be the decorative ribbons which are commercial). This style of purse is pictured in Jess Pourret's The Yao but I’ll have to say the embroidery on this is much better. Also rare is the use of natural dyes and hand loomed strap. There is some deterioration on the stitching on one side, pointed out...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1172439 (stock #2452)
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$700.00
Exceptionally fine late 20th CE wedding cover from the Zhuang ethnic group. This piece is in perfect condition and is composed of silk floss on cotton using the supplementary weft embroidery technique. With the migration of rural young women moving to the “big city” to get factory jobs, this art has all but died out. The quality of the weaving on this piece as good as or better than on a much older piece. Dimensions: 104cm/41in x 156cm/61in.