All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1410171
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East Flores, Ili Mandiri, Bama, Lamaholot people, 1920 – 1940

Handspun cotton, natural morinda and indigo dyes, warp ikat

Woven in handspun cotton with fine 3-colour ikat bands on a mangosteen red ground, this kewatek méan (woman’s red cloth) is the most prestigious type of the ceremonial cloths made for marriage gift exchanges...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1410099
Indonesia Java, Banyumas, mid 20th century

Commercial cotton and dyes, hand-drawn batik (tulis)

A dramatic ceremonial square that contrasts the cherry red square diamond (tengahan) reserved in the center with a surrounding hand-drawn design of diagonal bands alternating between rows of parang klitik (small broken knife), and an organic flow of leaves and butterflies. Overlaying the diagonal bands are ground plants with large red flowers...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1409956
Indonesia Java, Banyumas, 1920 – 1940

Commercial cotton, natural dyes, hand-drawn batik (tulis)

A graphic breast wrapper (kemben) hand-drawn with a distinctive batik pattern in the town of Banyumas in central Java...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1409775 (stock #UH80096)
L'Asie Exotique
$150.00
Antique Burmese A-le 20 tical, a zoomorphic form bronze market weight often referred to as an “opium weight”, the form of the mythical Hintha, a Brahmani Duck (Hamsa) emblem of the Mon kingdom with duck’s bill, crested comb, bulging eyes, protruding side wings and upturned tail, three clawed feet with the additional pillar support on the underside, stand on a tapered hexagonal base with crenellated incising on the shoulder and two incised bands on five of the sides, the sixth with a six p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1409760
Java, Solo / Lasem / Pekalongan, 1950s

A fine waistcloth (kain panjang) hand-drawn separately in Solo, Lasem, and Pekalongan to create a beautiful design that blends their 3 distinct styles...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1930 item #1409557
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$1,695.00
Rare Majapahit white tuff volcanic stone head from a larger sculpture .This piece dates to the 14th-15th century Majapahit Empire of Eastern Java. The head with out restoration the base of the neck has been trimmed for loose mounting . Height overall 6.75" base h 1.25" head 5.5" w 4" d 4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1409155
Indonesia, Bali, Tenganan Pageringsingan, Bali Aga people, mid 20th century

Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp and weft ikat

Description: A fine example of the renowned double ikat (geringsing) sacred textiles woven in the village of Tenganan Pageringsingan in east Bali. The piece is woven in loose tabby from handspun cotton yarns dyed in botanical indigo and morinda to produce the characteristic muted colors of rust red, eggshell, and black-violet...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1409083
Indonesia, central Sulawesi, Galumpang district, 1970s

Handspun cotton, natural and commercial dyes, warp ikat

A graphic funeral shroud (sekomandi) made by the Toraja people in the Galumpang district of Sulawesi, with an ikat pattern in the natural cotton colour, blue, and deep blue-black on a terracotta red ground. The piece is sewn together from 2 identical panels joined together along the selvedges...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1409008 (stock #6205)
Old song bird catcher from the Minang people of Central Sumatra. I bought this in Padang in 1988 and it was already old at the time, so I can date this to about 1950. A classic honey trap, right out of the KGB spy book. A hot and seductive female bird is placed in the back of the cage and when a dumb male bird comes along and lands on the perch in front this will trip a peg that will cause the net in the front to come down and now he is caught. See last two enlargements...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1408979
Pou dula nggeo no dula penis (tubeskirt with “black” and “cross” motifs)

Indonesia, Rote island, 1920s

Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp ikat

An early tubeskirt (pou) woven on the small island of Rote in handspun cotton with a complex series of fine floral-geometric ikat motifs inspired by the Indian patola trade cloths. The skirt is atypical, in being shorter and wider than usual, without the conventional striped center portion...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1408975 (stock #UH80041)
L'Asie Exotique
$250.00
Burmese Bronze Buddha, for domestic use, a seated image of Lord Buddha depicted in padmasana, (interlocking legs position) and the hand mudra in bhumisparsa (earth touching) wherein the right hand resting over the left foot with the fingers extending beyond the right shin and the left hand palm up resting on the right foot, incised detail depicting facial features with heavy eyelids, bulging pupils, pointed nose, arched eyebrows full lips, attenuated earlobes extending along the length of the s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1408800 (stock #6193)
Colorful full length two paneled men’s tube sarong from Ende, Flores Island, Indonesia. I bought this new in the 1980s, and it has been in storage since then, having washed it once once. The brightly colored bands are made with commercial silk thread weft threads. The rest of the piece is made of handwoven handspun natural dyed cotton, with two bands of ikat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1408799 (stock #6193)
Lovely mid 20th century (1950-1960) woman’s sarong with “patola” floral pattern. All very finely woven with handspun cotton and natural dyes, excellent condition and unopened. L: 1.65m/5ft 5in and W: 1.44m and 4ft 8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408612 (stock #6188)
Very rare, large lidded rattan basket from the Nung Rawang ethnic group of Northern Burma, Kachin State. The Rawang are a subgroup of the Kachin people and live in some of the last great wilderness forests left in Burma. Also it is interesting to note that the men do the weaving and with advent of plastic bags this pretty much an extinct craft. This is the oldest basket from this group I have ever found- conservatively at least 50 years plus. HL 42cm/16.5in and D: 27cm/10.6in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408611 (stock #6187)
Fine cowrie shell necklace from northwest Burma, probably Naga on a hand woven macramé cotton cord. This is an old set, circa 80 years with an excellent worn natural patina and almost porcelain like surface these need to be handled to be appereciated. Please note that each bead is hand carved to nest into the other so when strung together and worn the necklace hangs in a circular fashion...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1408565
An pair of antique blue ceramic Vietnamese mini bottles. Found in a ship wreck from the Hoi An Hoard ship with a numbered label. Provenance: Prominent Private Collection from San Diego, CA

Date:12-13th C

Dimensions: 2.75" tall X 1.75" wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408149 (stock #6176)
Excellent small Rawang Nung basket. The Rawang are a subgroup of the Kachin people and live in some of the last great wilderness forests left in Burma. Also it is interesting to note that the men do the weaving and with advent of plastic bags this pretty much an extinct craft. This has a classic double woven wall to give this piece stamina and durability...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1407685
A very beautiful and well preserved antique Northern Thai Lanna Rice Basket. Good condition overall. Size 15" x 8" (38 cm x 20 cm).