Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404308 (stock #6083)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Rare early 20th century Yi minority lacquered box constructed from leather. I purchased this piece in a Bai minority, weekly market in Yunnan near Dali around 2002. I assume this is now an extinct craft no longer being done because of the availability of cheap plastic items as well as the migration of artisans to better paying jobs in the city. Very minor lacquer losses on the edge. Excellent condition. H: 5cm/2in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404269 (stock #6071)
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$140.00
Stunning silk on satin old embroidered garment panel with phoenix and floral and fscroll pattern. This has been repurposed into a table runner. L: with border 192cm/76in and W: 33cm/13in- just the embroidery L: 50cm/20in and W: 16.5cm/6.5in. If you want just the embroidered bit and the runner I can offer free shipping, otherwise I need to charge you the going rate depending on where you live.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404268 (stock #6070)
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$120.00
Stunning silk on satin old embroidered garment panel with floral and foliate scroll pattern. This has been repurposed into a table runner. L: with border 180cm/71in and W: 27cm/10.5in- just the embroidery L: 61cm/24in and W: 9cm/3.5in. If you want just the embroidered bit and the runner I can offer free shipping, otherwise I need to charge you the going rate depending on where you live.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404213 (stock #6066)
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$80.00
Old embroidered jacket panel from the Miao/Dong ethnic group Southwest China. See image for condition and size, with abstract phoenix and floral scroll. Free Shipping
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1404212 (stock #6065)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$80.00
Old embroidered jacket panel from the Miao/Dong ethnic group Southwest China. See image for condition and size. Free Shipping
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1403488 (stock #6031)
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$300.00
Antique wedding blanket from The Bouyi aka Buyi ethnic group, Libo Village, in Guizhou. All natural dyes and hand spun materials (silk weft embroidery on cotton field), circa late 19th century or early 20th century. Some missing embroidered areas an a few very minor holes consistent for an antique village textile from a tropical climate W: 89cm/35in and L: 109cm/42 in, total size with border W: 124cm/ 49in and L: 146cm/57.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1394808 (stock #4395)
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$200.00
Rare, circa early 20th century carved wooden mask designed to be placed on or above a door to ward off evil spirits, in the animist Taoist tradition. This was made by a minority ethnic group in Southern China (Miao or Tujia) and is similar in style to Nuo masks although this was never meant to be worn. H: 42.5cm/16.8 in and W: 29cm/11.5in. This is a veryimpressive piece with a fierce demeanor. The nose is damaged with a minor crack and the odd bug hole, here and there.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1385674 (stock #4250)
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$120.00
Lovely Chinese basket most likely woven by the Zhuang or another of the many ethnic minorities in Guangxi Zhuang, China where I bought this over 20 years ago. This woven from split reed stalks and has a nice soft feel to it. This piece is quite old, 50 to 100 years (best guess). It has an unusual trapezoidal/oval shape and I like it for its sturdy simplicity. Minor unraveling of some of the weaves here and there but in very good condition given it age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1383856 (stock #4283)
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SOLD
Fine and rare Yao (also known as Mien) Taoist shaman “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. H: 6.5cm/2.6in x W: 5.2cm/2in This has a minor age crack as may be seen in enlargements.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1338265 (stock #3300)
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$220.00
Exceptionally fine supplementary weft silk embroidered pair of child’s blanket panels woven onto handspun indigo dyed cotton circa 60 to 80 years old, possibly older), framed onto a contemporary hand woven indigo cotton back, from Guizhou Province, Southwest China This piece was originally a bit longer but impossible to tell how much. This is finest example of embroidery work I have ever seen on a Tujia piece. W: 29.5cm/11.8in and L: 34.5cm/13.5in...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #754942 (stock #1820)
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SOLD
Exceptionally rare “wedding blanket” panel from the Tujia people of Guizhou, China, early 20th century, circa 80 years old or more. This is only the 2nd Tujia textile I have seen with a horse motif. Made of all handspun cotton with some silk yarn embellishments. Excellent condition. L: 1.25m/49.5in and W: 36cm/14in.