Large and Beautiful Philippine Ikat from Mindanaho Island, Woven on a Backstrap Loom, made from Abaca Plant. 150 x 24 inches, 381 x 61 cm. From the internationally renowned, published, and museum-exhibited Sam Hilu Collection of Textiles.
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. It ...
Borneo, Sarawak, 1920 - 1940
Commercial cotton, warp ikat, alternating warp-faced float weave, natural dyes
A large Iban woman’s skirt, woven in deep brown, brick-red and ecru ikat. The design is exceptionally detailed, consisting of elaborate rhomb motifs, interspaced by sets of coils whose organic form contrasts with the geometric rhombs. Fine feathery dark lines filling up the intervening spaces are an unusual feature which create a soft delicate effect not general...
Large Fine Cotton Indonesian Ikat with Beautiful Ancient Motifs. 90 x 46 inches, 229 x 117 cm. From the internationally renowned, published, and museum-exhibited Sam Hilu Collection of Textiles.
Large Fine Cotton Indonesian Ikat with Beautiful Ancient Motifs. 92 x 46 inches, 234 x 117 cm. From the internationally renowned, published, and museum-exhibited Sam Hilu Collection of Textiles.
Large Fine Cotton Indonesian Ikat with Beautiful Ancient Motifs. 93 x 46 inches, 236 x 117 cm. From the internationally renowned, published, and museum-exhibited Sam Hilu Collection of Textiles.
Large Fine Cotton Embroidered Indonesian Ikat with Beautiful Ancient Seafaring Motifs. 92 x 26 inches, 234 x 66 cm. From the internationally renowned, published, and museum-exhibited Sam Hilu Collection of Textiles.
Large and Lovely Old Silk Uzbek Ikat with Beautiful Ancient Motifs from the internationally renowned, published, and museum-exhibited Sam Hilu Collection of Textiles. 87 x 20 inches, 221 x 51 cm.
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. It is fully covered in ikat bands executed on an overdyed dark purplish ground, the widest bearing a detailed lozenge motif within ...
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. The design ...
Probably a representation of Hahai-i Wu-uti, the "Kachina Mother", who appears as a principal actor in the "Water Serpent Ceremony", and at other dances, such as the "Niman Kachina Dance", of unusually large scale, standing on diminutive legs with arms bent and held to the front in typical dancing posture, wearing traditional black dress, woven sash with crisscrosses, and white manta draped over the right shoulder and at the front, her sculpted head with flattened facial plane, perpendicular nos...
Chinese Kesi (Silk Tapestry Weave) Chair Cover Panel. Finely woven in bright tones of blue, red, green, orange, and yellow with a gold wrapped thread background depicting auspicious longevity symbols, a large crane with outspread wings perched on layered rock work before a peach tree, over which another crane in flight, all above a quatrefoil panel enclosing a lotus blossom and a smaller pair of cranes confronting a ruyi head issuing from turbulent waves. Excellent condition. 61-1/4 in. x 20-1/2...
Framed Chimu Textile Panel with nine figures, Peru, ca. 800 - 1200. Textile Panel is 18" high x 11 1/2" wide. Frame size is 23" high x 16 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Estate of Miss Kate Kemper. According to Sothebv's NY, Kate Kemper, of London and Switzerland (1908-2004) was an early collector of Andean art, forming an important collection of ceramics and textiles after visiting Peru. Her comprehensive collection was formed in Europe and exhibited in various museums including Ancient Peruvian Art,...
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. Its design of interlocking motifs is one of the classic ancie...
Beautiful Katazome stencil dye work on thick, lightweight, coarsely woven cotton. It is decorated with auspicious motives; crane and long-tailed turtle in the framework of sho-chiku-bai (pine, bamboo, plum blossoms), the symbols of longevity and happiness. Bamboos, canes and pines are hidden, actually all over here in the form of scrolls. Three rolls of
13.1/2" (width) x 123 1/4" (long), roughly 98cm wide x 313cm long. Excellent condition with some color loss, very little holes or stain...
Heisey Glass Company made Empress from 1932-34. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
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Stunningly unique antique Gothic Revival white painted cast iron garden chair by Taggart. Featuring solid construction, this chair makes for a terrific accent piece in your garden or patio.
- Measurements: 19ʺ Wide × 15.5ʺ deep × 39ʺ high
- Seat height is 16.5"
- Very good condition
- Dates early 20th C
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A fine polychrome, New Kingdom wood shabti for Imen-em-heb. Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig, face and hands in dark flesh tones, arms crossed over chest, hands holding agricultural implements, seed sack, yoke and pots on back, and a column of hieroglyphic text naming Imen-em-heb, sailor of Amon, as the owner. 19th/20th Dynasty, 1293-1070 BC. 8.2 inches high. All original polychrome. From an old French private collection. Comes with a French passport.
An old Tibetan thangka of a main figure of Lama, possibly 14th / 15th century. Natural pigment on canvas. Dimensions: 75 cm x 50 cm. Provenance: Estate of Dr. Edward Gerber