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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1403886 (stock #6040)
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$2,200.00
One of kind, 19th century Lanna style ironwood coconut scraper, with antique inset glass eyes (they glow like a cat’s if you shine a light into them). This is the only one I have ever seen and probably the only one I ever will. Excellent condition and VERY heavy- L: 38cm/14.8in (without scraper) and H: 15cm/6in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1387541 (stock #4279)
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$1,000.00
Exceptionally fine mid 20th CE wedding cover from the Zhuang ethnic group, Guzhou This piece is in perfect condition and is composed of silk floss on all handspun 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. Dimensions: 104cm/41in x 156cm/61in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1396637 (stock #5008)
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$900.00
Very fine silk and cotton Northern Chin, heirloom, ~cong-nak puan, men’s blanket most likely from the Falam or Matupi township, Burma, circa 1940-1960. 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. Special offer: reduced from $1200,USD
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1396243 (stock #5005)
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$700.00
Fine and rare five paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. This kind of ikat textile is unique among Chinese minority groups. I would date this 1950/1960) is hand spun cotton and indigo with abstract human and animal designs. Superb condition with no holes or frays, there is one stain noted in enlargement 2 (could just be a bit of brown thread though). L: 102cm/ 40in and H: 59cm/23in (stitched together) x 2 for total size. Refere...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1402950 (stock #6002)
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$700.00
An exceptionally rare Shan (aka Dai, Tai) altar figure carved from hard and tough iron wood, circa 19th CE (possibly earlier.) As with most ethnic groups from this region in Southeast Asia, local animist and ancestor traditions coexist or are integrated with the predominantly Buddhist. This piece came from the Shan State, Burma and is H: 14.7cm5.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #757767 (stock #1824)
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$630.00
Fine and rare two paneled silk embroidered “wedding blanket” from the small Maonan minority people of northern Guangxi Zhuang Province. This piece is 60 to 90 years old with a hand spun cotton foundation and hand spun silk. The frontal surface of the blanket is decorated with embroidered floral and phoenix symbols and key fret pattern highlighted by “floating weft” threads. The Maonan number just a little over 100,000 souls and are closely related to the Zhuang who are probab...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1403145 (stock #6007)
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$500.00
Old and rare Angami Naga shamilami design, three paneled wrap woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade/tribute cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk warp in natural dyes. The fabric is incredibly smooth and supple and must be touched to really appreciate the fine quality. The embroidered “floating weft” pattern consists of owls, horses, elephants and flowers. A few holes in the salmon pinkish side borders, the biggest on...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1357823 (stock #4065)
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$420.00
Hardwood vintage sculpture of an African ancestor image. Old piece, a couple of cracks and repairs on the limbs noted in enlargements. I am not knowledgeable on African things so I am selling this based on its artistic merit. H: 45 cm/17.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #754486 (stock #1815)
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$400.00
Rare three paneled men’s wrap from the Nung/Rawang ethnic group of the Kachin State, Burma. The weaving technique and materials are quite unique which I have not encountered with any other ethnic group. The base warp and weft foundation is made from hemp fiber, the pile is made from cotton, and the finished maroon colored ends are finished in wool. All the fibers on this piece are handspun with the exception of the bright colored yarn which are “store bought” synthetics. The Rawang...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1390456 (stock #4337)
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$400.00
Woman's Blanket from the Chin, Mizo people of Assam or Western Burma. This type of “prestige cloth” would be worn only by women on ceremonial occasions. Some stains, splits at the ends but exceptionally rare and very fine weaving incorporating several techniques. Silk warp cotton weft. Approximately circa 50- 80 years old. W: 101cm/40in and L: 236cm/93in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1404300 (stock #6079)
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$400.00
Fine and rare large conch shell pendant from Central Thailand Bronze Age, Ban Chiang or Lopburi cultures circa 300-500 CE. Superb condition with minimal calcification may still be worn! Included is a museum quality perspex stand (total H: 14.5cm/5.6in). Maximum D: 7.7cm/3in and W: 3.4cm/1.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1404434 (stock #6089)
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$400.00
Fine and rare Toraja, Sulawesi seko mandi (funeral shroud) possibly from Seko village. The Torajans have elaborate and often excessive burial rites (depending on the wealth or status) of the deceased and death does not have the grim connotations as it does in the West, the bodies are disinterred once a year washed, dressed and walked around the village. This piece has the classic sekong pattern consisting of interlocking hooks and has been interpreted as interlocking arms welcoming the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405116 (stock #6140)
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$400.00
Fine and rare antique Dai blanket from Yingjiang, Yunnan, China. These are unique to this area and are found nowhere else. This is woven from all handspun, vegetal dyed, heavy cotton thread and dates late 19th to early 20th century. There are two very small patched on the back noted in enlargements- otherwise excellent condition. Actual size excluding borders is L: 109cm/44in and W: 76cm/30in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #943531 (stock #2083)
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$320.00
Fine old Cambodian lacquered woven bamboo betel box. No damage or restoration other than natural wear, as to be expected. Any lacquer coming from Southeast Asia with no signs of use is a strong indicator that its new. Circa 60 to 90 years old. D: 21.5cm/8.5in and H: 9cm/3.5in
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 : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1371683 (stock #4093)
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$300.00
Exceptionally rare woman’s shoulder cloth most likely from the Khami, Khuni or Mro Chin subgroups living in the Rakhine and Chin states, west Myanmar. Please note that the pattern is hand embroidered on one side only and not woven in, also most of the geometric woven patterns are unique with only a couple of repetitions. The dimensions are L: 123cm/63in x W: 34cm/13.5in. I have three books and Burmese textiles and there are no depicted examples of pictorial weaves. Circa 40 to 5...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1382782 (stock #4268)
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$300.00
Unique and rare Zo/Tedem blanket. The Tedum aka Tiddim are a subgroup of the Chin, who live in Northern Burma, Chin State, bordering India. This piece is circa 1950-1960, spun from commercial, hand dyed cotton thread with some single faced supplementary and diamond twill patterns. Please see enlargements to appreciate the complexity of this weave. There are a few pin holes but noting egregious (one small repair with rice grain for scale). L: 180cm/70in and W: 104cm/40in. See last enlar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1388884 (stock #4319)
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$300.00
Fine and rare Jinghpaw (aka Jingpo in China) “pukhang” heirloom wrap around skirt from Burma’s northern most state of Kachin. This piece is woven in three panels from two ply handspun cotton thread and goat or dog hair yarn supplementary weft pattern This piece is intricately composed and tightly woven lacking the garish colors of a recent piece. 50 years old plus. As with many of the Burmese highland peoples, textiles play an important cultural role determining status, “bride p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1392489 (stock #4386)
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$300.00
Beautiful old Zhuang minority textile from Guangxi Zhuang/Guizhou province, China. Woven in two panels with silk embroidered “diamond and star” patterned border. There are small repairs noted in enlargement #4, minor fading on the left edge- all consistent with an old piece, some orange and brighter purple silk thread seem to be a later embellishment, indicating that this piece has been handed down several generations and highlights the well toned abrash of the original pattern....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1404163 (stock #6051)
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$300.00
Resist dyed men’s semba shoulder cloth from Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia- semi antique piece first half of the 20th century. Woven from rich all natural dyes and handspun cotton thread this has calm and well balanced pattern. There is some damage in the lower left hand corner which can see in perspective in the first image and also blown up in enlargements. This was acquired from an old Dutch collection and appears to have never been used. L: 206cm/81in (without fringe a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1404302 (stock #6081)
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$300.00
Beautiful women’s skirt from the Bahnar (Ba Na) ethnic group from the Central Highlands of Vietnam, woven from fine handspun cotton using all natural dyes. The weaving is very intricate and refined, note the use of narrow warp ikat bands throughout this piece. This piece is in perfect condition and dates to 1960 to 1970. The center panel is stitched loosely at the top as it was meant to be used as a pocket. Google Bahnar Bob Mc Kerrow to view photos of women wearing this kind of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1405049 (stock #6131)
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$300.00
Exceptionally rare ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Sothern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals; please see last enlargement for a couple of guys wearing them. This piece is constructed of handspun threads being sewn together from two panels. This textile is at least 80 years old, possibly being as early as 1900. The weaving technique on this piece is quite delicate and complicated. The weft threa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1405781 (stock #6166)
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$300.00
Lovely semi antique, over 60 years old, two paneled Tai Daeng (Red Tai) blanket from Northern Laos with supplementary weft silk Chinese Shou longevity character medallions and key fret design. This was collected in Laos over 10 years ago. I was in Vientiane recently and textiles of this quality are no longer to be found. There are two repairs noted in enlargements 2 & 3 as well as some minor weft design loss. The Tai Daeng are generally acknowledged to be the best weavers in Laos and the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1405827 (stock #6168)
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$300.00
Rare early 20th century textile from the Mulao ethnic group Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. Little is known about these textiles other than they show a close affinity with Maonan weavings and are no longer being woven by this people. This is a two paneled blanket with original border and supplementary weft silk and cotton embroidered pattern of birds, mythical animals and flowers on a cotton field “key fret” pattern. Good condition given its age- there are some patches on the...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1405923 (stock #6178)
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$300.00
Unusual 3 paneled tufted blanket from the Rawang ethnic group in the Kachin State, Burma. The field is woven from bast fiber (possibly hemp), the reddish head ends have an animal hair weft, either goat or dog. There are a few areas that have a bright colored commercial yarn but other then that all natural dyes. In the red field there are some bits of missing weft noted in enlargements. This piece is circa 1950 (plus or minus), definitely old an old piece. The Rawang are an upland living in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1405878 (stock #6175)
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$280.00
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft. As Sino/Arunachal Pradesh border is disputed with China (it should be noted this where the D...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1381577 (stock #4237)
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$250.00
Classic fine and rare intricately carved heirloom buffalo horn spoon from Timor, Lesser Sunda Islands. This piece dates to late 19th early 20th century and is in excellent condition with no damage. Following the curvature this is L: 23.5cm/9.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1397780 (stock #5023)
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$250.00
Old lidded basket from the Rawang ethnic group from Northern Burma circa 30/40 years old, classic double walled construction, in good condition.H: 20.5cm/8in, W: 10cm/4in, and L: 33cm/13in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1401444 (stock #5080)
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$250.00
Iban woman’s from Sarawak, skirt depicting the tree of life with bamboo running the length of bidang. There is some fraying on the selvedge noted in enlargement, it is woven from all handspun threads and the central pattern is composed of all vegetal dyes. L: 108cm/42in and W: 56cm24.4in. This piece is circa 60 to 80 year old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408611 (stock #6187)
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$250.00
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. Cowrie shells are probably the most ubiquitous ornament to have ever adorned a human being si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1240083 (stock #2733)
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$220.00
Genuine antique Shan lacquer box circa late 19thCE. Most Burmese lacquer being offered on the internet purported to be antique are vintage at best and new at worst. I acquired this in Yunnan, China along the Burmese border but of Shan (nationality in China). Although there is some damage the craftsmanship is exquisite which is why I put a grain of sand in a couple of the images to put the work into perspective. Personally I prefer Shan lacquer more than Burmese because the designs tend to...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1398382 (stock #5030)
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$220.00
Special Offer; Reduced from $350 to $220. Rare men’s loin cloth from the Northern Chin, Haka group Burma. Mantle of Merit: Barbara Fraser has a good write up on these, and has a couple of pieces dating to late 19th to early 20th century, she also writes these were rarely used after 1950 so I can date this piece to b around then or earlier. The two end panels are different colors of which the lighter indigo blue colored is original while the darker piece is looks to be slightly new...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1404769 (stock #6108)
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$220.00
Unusual collection of 6 old “prayer cloths” from a Taoist Master’s ceremonial robe (see 8th enlargement). These are from Vietnam where the Yao are referred to as the Mien and are circa 50 to 60 years old- woven from handspun cotton. They all have the same basic pattern indicating they are probably from the same priest’s outfit. These used to be quite easy to get about 20 years ago but now almost impossible to find. Dimensions- the largest one is 18cm/7.1in x 18cm/7.1in and th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1376752 (stock #4157)
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$200.00
Ikat sarong from the upland Karen (Pwo or Sgaw) ethnic group in Northern Thailand. This is woven from all handspun cotton thread and natural dyes. Acquired in the 1980s, it has never been used and as such may be described as being in pristine original condition. The cloth coming from these people nowadays, are nowhere near this quality. W: 87cm/34in and L: 152cm/61in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1392125 (stock #4378)
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$200.00
Wedding cover panel from the Tujia ethnic group Southern China (Hunan or Guizhou Province). Made from all natural dyes and handspun cotton with some silk floss embellishments in the weft embroidered pattern. Quite old- circa late 19the century. There are few threadbare areas and couple with missing weft thread, but good given its age. I had this framed in Miao “egg” cloth. L: 94cm/37in and W: 37cm/14.5in- without border.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1398828 (stock #5033)
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$200.00
Women’s skirt from the Bahnar (Ba Na) ethnic group from the Central Highlands of Vietnam, woven from fine handspun cotton using all natural dyes. The weaving is very intricate and refined, note the use of narrow warp ikat bands throughout this piece. This is one single panel which would have used to make three other skirts. See last enlargement for a complete example. L: 2.9meter/9.5feet and W: 66cm/26in. I have two complete skirts- please contact if interested.