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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1371039 (stock #4080)
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$130.00
Nice old Cambodian lacquered basket. Very few things survived the reign of the Khmer Rouge which makes old baskets quite rare. Circa 70 years old, there are some old repairs noted in the enlargements. D: 30cm/11.8in and H: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1387287 (stock #4273)
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$130.00
Fine old rattan/bamboo splitting knife used in basket making. This has a great natural patina on the handle with decorated “butt”, circa first half 20th century. The blade still carries a sharp edge and is still quite serviceable. L: 44cm/17.2in (blade is 11cm/4.2cm). Excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1391115 (stock #4358)
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$130.00
Old rattan/bamboo splitting knife used in basket making. The blade still carries a sharp edge and is still quite serviceable. L: 65cm/25.5 (blade is 18.5cm/7.5in). Good condition, the blade has some surface rust but is till sound and solid.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1373984 (stock #4122)
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$120.00
Women’s jacket from the Dong minority in Longsheng Terraces, Guangxi Zhuang, China. The black outer cloth is commercial denim, the lining is handmade indigo cotton with a beautiful purple hand embroidered panels on the back and upper sleeves. Some damage (please examine enlargements) but repairable or very wearable as is. Chest width 50cm/19.5in, total end to end arm length 153cm/61in and shoulder to bottom height 72cm/28.3in. Held to together by a hand woven ribbon it is a bit ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1375483 (stock #4151)
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$120.00
Good old textile from Laos with a “void” silhouette deer pattern woven from all handspun cotton. This piece is approximately 30 to 40 year old- I picked up in 2000. The border and backing has some staining but the embroidered panel is clean. L: 128cm/50.5in x W: 57cm/22.5in (without border) and L: 177cm/69.5in and W: 90cm/30.in (with border).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1377781 (stock #4183)
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$120.00
Eclectic strand of spherical wood, cylindrical bone and buffalo tooth beads, from the Chin ethnic group in Myanmar. Some of the bone beads have been dyed to resemble pumtek heirloom beads, possibly by a wax resist method. These were collected in the 1980s and had some age at the time so I will date around 1960. Total L: 71cm/28in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1388416 (stock #4305)
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$120.00
Special offer -reduced from $220 to $120. Classic semi antique Laotian textile from the Tai Daeng ethnic group. This was acquired in 1991, just when Lao was opening itself for tourism and was about 30 years old at the time so this would date pre Vietnam War era. It is mounted onto a commercial Chinese chintz cloth border (looks original), made from all hand spun cotton and silk thread in the embroidery (except for the black pattern). There is one small repair noted in enlargements. L...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1394654 (stock #4386)
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$120.00
Fine and rare Yao (also known as Mien) Taoist shaman, trapazoidal “yen” chop, used to send messages to the Gods. Reference “The Yao” by Jess Pourret pgs 206 & 207. These came from the Sino/Lao Fansipan Mountains border area and date circa 80 to 90 years old. 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1401215 (stock #5076)
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$120.00
Tibetan yak butter tea/chang bowl carved from burlwood, possibly Rhododendron circa 50 to 100 years old. D:11.8cm/4.6in and H: 5cm/1.9in, there is one worn chip on the edge which is pretty normal for these things (see last enlargement).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1391915 (stock #4370)
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$110.00
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. I’ve researched few of interpretations of this symbol, which are quite complex so suf...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1369827 (stock #4066)
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$100.00
One of a kind quirky Thai pangolin amulet carved from bone with Khon script signifying this has some spiritual meaning. I have never seen one these before- possibly used as knife in symbolic blood letting rituals where the shaman cuts out “evil” from his patient. Probably about 30 year old this is a lovely abstract interpretation of a Scaly Anteater. L: 13cm/5.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1372269 (stock #4098)
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$100.00
Good bamboo handled knife from the Karen ethnic group Northern Thai/Burma border. Total length 31cm/12in with sharp edge- small nick at the tip off the blade which could be honed out, about 60 years old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1377080 (stock #4165)
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$100.00
Rare bamboo opium harvesting paraphernalia from the Yao/Mien ethnic minority in Laos. This was inserted under the jacket across the back of the neck of the collector and the raw sap was scraped off into and later transferred into a brass pot from reference Jess Pourret book, “The Yao” small crack noted in enlargements. L 59cm/23.2in. Circa 50 years old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1377147 (stock #4167)
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$100.00
Nice old weaving element from an Akha backstrap loom, circa 50 or 60 years old. Good condtion and patina, still quite functional. Held together wood pegs. L: 47cm/18.5 and W: 17cm/6.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1387286 (stock #4272)
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$100.00
Fine old vintage hand loomed men’s longyi, classic checkered pattern (reverse image on the back). I bought this in Mae Sai around 1988, as far as I can tell this piece is unused, as it still has that “crisp” feel. W: 1.74m and L: 1.09m. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1391914 (stock #4369)
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$100.00
Rare phallic charm from Lamphun Northern Thailand- serendipitously enough, where they have an annual sausage festival. Originally these were worn by men at the waist and were thought to protect the wearer from any harm to his penis and in a more general sense they also are believed to bring luck especially in terms of “wealth generating or protection”, so a woman might be kept in your cash box to increase your cash flow or a woman might keep one in her purse to prevent it being ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1362008 (stock #4090)
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$90.00
Nice old black and red lacquered cylindrical woven bamboo box from Northern Thailand No holes or broken bits. L: 19.5cm/7.2in and D: 4.5cm/1.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1373501 (stock #4120)
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$90.00
Pictorial men’s body cloth from the Naga, in Burma. I acquired this in Mae Sai, along the Thai/Burmese border in the late 90’s. All handspun cotton and mostly natural dyes- the embroidery may be a later add on, the blanket itself is supple and has had some use. This piece was probably made for the tourist market back then but with creative typical Naga designs. There are a few weak areas in the weave but no holes or tears. L: 170cm/66in and W: 107cm/42in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1377787 (stock #4185)
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$90.00
Old festival mask for a child from one of the many non Han ethnic minorities in Yunnan, China. This was worn on the forehead (not the face). Unusual in that it was carved from a single bamboo culm. H: 14.2cm5.6in and W:9.9cm/3.9in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1980 item #1391967 (stock #4372)
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$90.00
Rare net repairing tool from the Vietnamese Nùng ethnic minority, who are closely related to the Zhuang people in Southwest China. This is carved from buffalo horn and still has a length of handspun plant fiber cord. This difficult to date as I can find no references on this particular item, suffice to say it predates the use of cheaper and easier to obtain plastic versions, so a conservative dating of about 40 years will do. Perfect condition and L: 19cm/7.5in. Free shipping via HK Reg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1392003 (stock #4373)
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$90.00
Pair of antique hair pins from the Akha minority in Northern Thailand, very old circa 90 years or more, these kind of things are very hard to find these days as most all of the hill tribe artifacts have been collected up. Perfect condition -L: 12.4cm & 13.3cm. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1362298 (stock #4093)
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$85.00
Polished shouldered stone axe from the late Neolithic Period, found in Nan Province Thailand near the Lao Border. A few nicks and chips. Please note reference in last enlargement from Burnished Beauty: The Art of Stone in Early Southeast Asia. L: 6.8cm/2.7in and base W: 5.4cm/2.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1392005 (stock #4375)
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$80.00
Good anthropomorphic spoon carved from a coconut shell circa mid 20th century, from Tmor. Perfect condition. L: (curvilinear) 15.4cm/6in and W: 6.2cm2.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #758450 (stock #1827)
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$75.00
Beautiful hand-woven hem from a woman’s skirt from the Tai Moei ethnic group of Sam Neua Province, Laos. This piece is only about 30 years old but the colors in the silk threaded center field are absolutely gorgeous. This piece is still sewn together and in excellent condition. H: 43.cm/17in and W: 59cm/23in (x2).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1388180 (stock #4297)
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$70.00
Colorful hand woven cotton belt for a traditional Bhutanese Kiri (national dress). I bought this in 1998, from a little old lady at the bottom of the trail to Paro Takstang (Tiger’s Nest). Never used- would make a great guitar strap (IMHO). L: 244cm/96in and W: 6cm/2.4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1393603 (stock #4360)
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$70.00
Rare antique bear’s teeth used by the Yao/Mien ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos during in Daoist ceremonies by Dao Guang priests. These would have had bells attached to them were used to “call in the spirits”. An example may be seen in Jess Pourret’s book: The Yao, plate 570, pg 207. These are all very old, and not from a bile farm (in case you were wondering). Dimensions in enlargements
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1059603 (stock #2276)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Elegant ebony wood carving of a Balinese beauty circa 1960 to 1970- possibly older. This was obviously created for the tourist market and panders to the Western ideal of the female form of the time. I traveled to Bali in the 80s and 90s and found their arts and crafts leaning more to the impressionist side, where figures looked like the Navi from Avatar. Given its hardness and cost, ebony is usually only given to master craftsman to carve from. I tried digging into the bottom with my trus...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1060306 (stock #2293)
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$40.00
Three strands of 19th century colonial trade beads from Venice, combination of red and yellow “white hearts” (all three for $100.USD). These are strung on hemp or some kind of jungle fiber and came out of West Papua New Guinea (Irian Jaya). Note scale in enlargements is metric. Total lengths each~ 66cm/26in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1061130 (stock #2300)
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$400.00
Fine woman’s full length, three paneled tube sarong from Ende, Flores Island, Indonesia. This has been my possession since 1988 when I made a trip through Indonesia to study their arts and crafts, it was old when I bought and has remained in storage since then so I reckon this piece is at least 60 years old, possibly more. Although not as well known as Sumbanese and Ibanic ikat, the intricacy of the pattern and fine quality of the weave are more abstract and far superior. I had the goo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1082903 (stock #2358)
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$700.00
Fine and rare four paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people, Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. These kinds of textiles are unique among Chinese minority weavings as they combine supplementary weft brocade and tie dye ikat techniques. The colored threads in the brocaded panel are polyester and commercial white thread while the rest of the skirt is hand spun cotton and indigo. There is some minor even fraying at the bottom and a few negligible small holes. W: 124cm/49in and H: ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1082916 (stock #2359)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$700.00
Fine and rare four paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. These kinds of textiles are unique among Chinese minority weavings as they combine supplementary weft brocade and tie dye ikat techniques. The colored threads in the brocaded panel are a combination of silk, cotton, and polyester while the rest of the skirt is hand spun cotton and indigo in an abstract and zoomorphic design. There is one negligible small hole. W: 111cm/ 43in and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1082925 (stock #2360)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$700.00
Fine and rare five paneled skirt, from the Meifu subgroup of the Li people Hainan Island, circa mid 20th century. These kinds of textiles are unique among Chinese minority weavings as they combine supplementary weft brocade and tie dye ikat techniques. The colored threads in the brocaded panel are a combination of cotton, and polyester while the rest of the skirt is hand spun cotton and indigo in an abstract and zoomorphic design- pulled apart at the seam on top, no rips or holes. W: 132cm/5...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1102038 (stock #2389)
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$500.00
Exceptionally 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. As I am assuming that goat hair has similar smell to sheep’s wool when wet, so most likely this is dog. This piece is intricately composed and tightly woven lacking the garish colors of a recent piece. The aniline pink...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1125325 (stock #2354)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$125.00
Pair of “opium scales” from Laos, these came from Luang Prabang but were used through much of Southeast Asia. Most likely these were used in everyday trading whether it was pork meat to big chunks of opium and are quite simple with lead applied to one end as a counterweight and the scale being measured in hash marks along the sides. The opposite ends have been inlaid with small rectangular pieces of a darker wood (possibly buffalo horn?), a subtle but attractive decoration. Some wear as t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1950 item #1155335 (stock #2421)
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$120.00
Rare strand of “drum” shaped white glass beads from the Naga ethnic group Assam, India, strung on hand made hemp cord. These are old beads and will date them conservatively pre 1950, please note the two round shaped beads are Chinese “Peking” glass beads 19th century. A few have chips but 90% are in excellent condition. Total length 68cm/27in, please note these are all the same size (scale in enlargements is metric).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1173663 (stock #2465)
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$150.00
Very rare “letter” purse woven from bamboo from the Karen ethnic group along the Thai/Burma border. Before the advent of plastic bags and Velcro items such as these were treasured labor intensive daily necessities. This is a semi antique- circa 60 to 80 years old made from all natural materials and is designed to make it as waterproof as possible. There are still traces of red lacquer in the crevices indicating that this was the original overcoat and the corners are reinforced with leat...