Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
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 : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1399468 (stock #5048)
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$900.00
Fine intricate four paneled, handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local, and indigo dyed cotton from the Ha/Meifu dialect speaking Li people, Hainan Island. The black color is in the design is achieved by burying the thread in the mud after being dyed with indigo. Symbols depicted on this piece are single face embroidered mother and son figures. Excellent condition, L: 205cm/80.5in and W: 129cm/50.8in. These are very rare now...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388133 (stock #4293)
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$900.00
Fine, old and rare Chang Naga, three paneled body “prestige” cloth with anthropomorphic cowry shell design. The cloth may have been woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk wapr, the cowry shells have a fine toned aged patina. This is a genuinely old cloth circa 50 to 70 years old (not for the tourist market)...
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 #1388531 (stock #4310)
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$900.00
Very rare three paneled Tujia blanket from Guizhou, China circa 50 to 70 years old (possibly older). Made with all handspun cotton threads (the green and yellow appear to be natural dyes).The upper and lower borders that are a commercial cloth.. It is the only Tujia blanket, I have ever seen with a black field. Excellent condition, H: 117cm/46in and W: 113cm/44.5in (total length with border 193cm/76in).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1404168 (stock #6064)
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$700.00
Excellent, circa 1950s, 3 paneled weaving from the Zhuang ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang, Southern China. The body is woven from very fine handmade cotton thread while the weft supplementary embroidery is done with silk floss threads (the small blue indigo medallions are done with cotton). Quite a heavy piece because of all the embroidery. L: 161cm/63in and W: 100cm/39in.
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1379441 (stock #4217)
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$600.00
Beautiful supplementary weft, three paneled embroidered blanket from the Zhuang people in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province. It was traditional until the late 80s that women from this area and ethnic group to make a wedding blanket prior to marriage as demonstration of her skills as a weaver. This piece is in excellent condition, from the first half of the 20th century...
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1404165 (stock #6063)
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$500.00
Unique signed old men’s blanket from the Biboki region, West Timor. The writing is different from the center then it is from the ends so perhaps, this is a dedication or blessing rather than a signature. W: 114cm/44.8in and L: 186cm/73in, except for the yellow and blue lines this is woven from all naturally dyed handspun thread. Dating circa 1950 to 1960.
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 1950 item #1385271 (stock #4239)
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$400.00
Rare semi antique supplementary warp silk embroidery on handspun indigo cotton, blanket from the diverse Tai ethnic group Vietnam/Laos. I collected this in Chiang Mai around 15 years ago and would date it around 50 to 90 years old. Nowadays you just can’t find this sort of textile anymore. Some minor embroidery losses but overall in very good condition. Dimensions: 80cm/31.5in x 137cm/53in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1390312 (stock #4332)
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$400.00
Exceptionally fine and rare Khmer black lacquer “pillow box” with an abstract floral pattern. This is an old pre Khmer Rouge item, dating 50 to 60 years old, possibly more. The unique decoration makes this a one of a kind piece, the construction is typically Cambodian, in that it is constructed with thin small planks of wood and is coated with raw lacquer on the bottom, and this was sourced in the “Russian Market” about 15 years ago in Phnom Phenh...
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...
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...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1980 item #1405427 (stock #6157)
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$400.00
Exquisite inside painted glass crystal bottle depicting 7 tigers in a mountain landscape. This piece is dated 1987 which marks the height of contemporary Chinese Arts and Crafts as this coincides with opening up of the PRC and its eagerness to highlight the skill of their traditional artisans. Pieces from this period are much sought after by Chinese collectors since quality has since then declined...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408612 (stock #6188)
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$400.00
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 : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1397915 (stock #5026)
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$400.00
Rare Northern Chin, Tashon subgroup, Falam Township, woman’s, ceremonial, embroidered skirt circa 50 to 80 years old, Chin State, Burma...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1379396 (stock #4215)
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$400.00
Exceptionally rare early 20th century small, complete betel box with za-yun pattern, emulating English embroidery stitching. There are some cracks on the lacquer surface as well minor losses on the edge (especially on the inner box) all visible in enlargements. This is a specialist’s collector piece, for real lovers of Burmese lacquer. H: 8.4cm/3.3in and D:11.6cm/4.4in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1403232 (stock #6012)
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$400.00
Bouyi Wedding Blanket Speacial Offer: Was $700-now$400.Fine three panel wedding blanket from the Bouyi (Buyi) ethnic group Libo County, Guizhou, China. The supplementary weft “well” patterned embroidery is silk except for the black medallions- the field is all handspun cotton. The black border is a later addition made from hand woven cotton. Circa mid 20th century very good condtion. W: 83cm/33in and L:130cm/49in (with border, W: 114cm/43in and L: 160cm/62in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1404624 (stock #6103)
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$400.00
Wonderful indigo, embroidered and batik blanket from the Hmong in Sapa, northwestern Vietnam. This is a huge piece L: 2.5m/98in and W: 1.74m/68.5in. A very functional item that could be used as a bed cover or an accent wall hanging. All hand woven from commercial thread except for the embroidered sections which consist of handspun thread. Was purchased in the Sapa Hmong textile market 15 years ago
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1400405 (stock #5059)
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$350.00
Small scholar’s “Taihu” rock, grey limestone “lingbi” with hand carved custom made hardwood stand. To me it, it looks like a bear climbing a mountain, it is like looking at a cloud~ everyone will see something different in it. Including stand- H: 18cm/7.2in, W: 13cm/5.1in and L: 14.5cm/5.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1980 item #1401146 (stock #5075)
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$320.00
Lovely Afghan Baluch “Five Mirahb” design from Tchichaktu. This was made circa 1970/1980. Aside from some missing fringe this carpet is in excellent condtion. L: 150cm/56in W: 90cm/35.5in.
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 : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1387221 (stock #4269)
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$320.00
Fine old all and spun and hand woven wedding blanket from the tiny Maonan minority group in Guangxi and Guizhou province, circa 1940 to 1960. This piece a very crisply silk weft embroidered classic butterfly, phoenix and floral pattern. Excellent condition. The border is made of an outer hand spun cotton cloth will the red inner border is commercial cloth. L: 94cm/37in and W: 65cm/25.5in- total with border L: 149cm/58.6 and W: 94cm/37in.
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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1371609 (stock #4090)
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$300.00
Exceptionally rare woman’s shoulder cloth from from the Khami, Khuni or Mro Chin subgroups living in the Rakhine and Chin states, west Myanmar. Woven from two ply handspun cotton there is minor bleeding of green dye (see last enlargement). Please note that the pattern is hand embroidered on one side only and not woven in. The dimensions are 1.5m/5.1ft x .38m/1.3ft. I have three books and Burmese textiles and there are no depicted examples of pictorial weaves. Circa 40 to 50 years ol...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1371614 (stock #4091)
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$300.00
Good Karen basket waterproofed with natural tree lacquer, good condition- i.e. no damage. Circa 40 to 50 years- purchased in the 1990s in Mae Hong Song, along the Thai/Burmese border. I was back there recently and old baskets have all sold out. See last enlargement for reference.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1390094 (stock #4326)
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$300.00
Very rare lacquer box with geometrical pattern and convex shaped lid and bottom. The lacquer is quite thick on this piece with unusual motif. I have only seen two boxes in this style which came out of Yunnan, China, so these may have been made as trade items to Yi minority who seem to make similar, though less sophisticated, patterned lacquer pieces. This was made in the first half of the 20th century, and except for a chip on the lid surface it is in excellent condition. D: 14.3cm/5...
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 : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1404997 (stock #6118)
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$300.00
Lovely wedding blanket from the Antai Miao (actually a Han group assimilated into Miao culture), Rongshui County, Guizhou. This piece is in perfect condition circa last half 20th CE, made from all handspun undyed or indigo threads, except for the brightly colored commercial silk threads. I bought this in the late 90s in Guizhou and it has been kept in storage ever since. The actual blanket size is L: 128cm/51in and W: 84cm/33in. With the hand woven indigo border, total size is L 18...
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 #1372267 (stock #4097)
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$300.00
Lovely mid 20th century (1950-1960) woman’s sarong with “patola” floral pattern, from Flores, Indonesia. 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 : 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...