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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1427260 (stock #6564)
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$140.00
Vintage Kasery rug circa 1970/1980 with delicate floral pattern. Good wool pile on cotton warp and weft. Some worn pile and a couple of small spots where the pile has worn down to the foundation. Dimensions: 1.5m x 2.3 m.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1424383 (stock #6559)
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Nice ensemble of old Venetian beads from Africa circa 19th century. L: 47cm/18.5in- see last enlargement for scale. Weight 98 grams. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1423976 (stock #6549)
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$170.00
A timely and quirky soy brown glazed Korean War era chopstick holder with political slogans. The left hand column translates as “support your family and the Chinese military”, the right hand “oppose America, support Korea” and the top characters “increase productivity”. Possibly used in a factory canteen this is the only ceramic I have ever seen from this brief period...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1423339 (stock #6448)
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$150.00
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1423240 (stock #6447)
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$200.00
Good old Iban pua with warriors pattern flanked by trophy skulls above the shoulders as the main motif. The cloth is in excellent condition with no holes tears etc and woven from hand spun thread- the striped border is woven from commercial thread with the exception of the black band- all natural dyes. Circa 40 to 60 years old. L: 210cm/82in and W: 125cm/49in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1420178 (stock #6391)
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$150.00
Colorful Stieng woman’s wrap around skirt from the Xtiêng (Stieng), estimated population of 7000, minority Binh Duong Province and Dong Nai Province of southeastern Vietnam. Hand woven with handspun cotton field and patterns of combination synthetic and cotton commercial yarns, this piece dates to circa 1970 to 1980 (i.e. post Vietnam War era). The Keith Harring (ish) anthropomorphic images are quite unusual. Provenance- Rob C. Clark Ethnobotanist PhD...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1420173 (stock #6387)
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$100.00
Jingdezhen vase with red underglaze lion and well executed apocryphal Guangxu reign mark on the bottom circa 1970s, excellent condition. Quality Jingdezhen porcelain from the last century, have been become quite collectable. H: 19cm/7.5in and D: 11cm/4.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1420172 (stock #6386)
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$100.00
Lovely vintage pair of cricket boxes with blue underglaze Chinese landscape pattern. This was made in Jingdezhen in the 1980’s, emulating the Kangxi reign with apocryphal reign mark. Wide unglazed footrims and inner rims. H: 11.8cm/4.5in and D: 10.3cm/4.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1418736 (stock #6378)
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$150.00
Good ikat, three paneled all hand wove woman’s sarong made with natural dyes and hand spun thread. Circa 1950 +/- W: 1.52cm/60in and L: 160cm/63in. There are two small 2mm holes on this piece. Wonderful earth tones on this.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1418405 (stock #6374)
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$90.00
90.00 Modern nephrite reproduction of a Neolithic ax. L: 14.6cm/5.8in and mid point W: 9cm/3.5in. The striations in the stone reminded of a glacial river roiling over rocks.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1418391 (stock #6373)
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$120.00
Lovely nephrite jade reproduction of a Chinese ritual blade emulating a Neolithic style. Midpoint width: 12cm/4.8in and L: 16cm/4in. Carved from a good nephrite stone, the inclusions are reminiscent of mist rising up on mountains.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1418388 (stock #6372)
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$80.00
Modern hardstone reproduction of a Neolithic Cong, good condition. Would make a good scholar’s rock or contemplation item. W: 8.8cm/3.4in and H: 8.4cm/3.3in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1980 item #1418332 (stock #6365)
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Early People’s Republic of China molded, green glass vase (emulating celadon jade) and in the style of a Han Dynasty Hu, circa 1960 to 1970. Although millions of decorative items were produced during this period very little has survived to this day, especially anything made of glass. This piece is “as new” condition, with the original label, no damage whatsoever. Today it is easier to find original Han Hu then one of these. H: 28cm/11in and D: 20cm/7.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1418213 (stock #6356)
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$100.00
Good monkey khik carved from wood, contrary to how I see these often advertised they, have little to do with attracting women, but are worn by on the side by men for luck and prosperity or used by women to ward odd “evil men” and attract money. The symbolism goes way back to Hindu mythology where the Shiva lingam represents primordial creative energy and the Monkey God Hanuman embodies courage and devotion. L: 5cm/2in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1417830 (stock #6345)
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$120.00
Fine vintage, elegant 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. Has a few minor stains but otherwise condition is “as new”. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1417647 (stock #6341)
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$80.00
Pair of serpentine cicadas carved in the Warring States style, one has a chip on the corner, which may be seen in enlargements. These may be worn as pendants or incorporated into a jewelry ensemble. L: 3.5cm/1.4in and W: 1.7cm/.7in. Free shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1417362 (stock #6368)
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$220.00
Good Amfoang, West Timor men’s mantle using supplementary warp weaving decoration on the side panels and quirky embroidered animals in the center panel. This piece is late 20th century and is woven with homespun cotton thread. Except for the embroidered pattern the dyes appear to be natural. The colors on this piece are quite toned and mellow compared to what I have seen recently coming from that region...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1415504 (stock #6355)
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$200.00
Special Offer-reduced from $300 to $200. Nice ensemble of three Nepali carved wood phurbus (ritual dagger). These were acquired in the 1990s and are circa 50 years (or older). Dimensions are noted in enlargement #3. All are in good condition- the middle one has an iron tip.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1415440 (stock #6347)
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$220.00
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 nettle 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 1960 item #1414972 (stock #6330)
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$230.00
antique ethnographic lao textile Special Offer: Lovely semi antique, circa 50 years plus, silk supplementary weft embroidered all and handspun silk blanket, from the Tai Daeng/Tai Dam ethnic group Laos. This piece is in very good condition with a floral pattern and Buddhist symbols. The reverse side is backed with new(ish) raw silk. L: 150cm/59in and W: 120cm/47in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1414936 (stock #6321)
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$110.00
Good bamboo handled hand forged 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 : Edged Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1414935 (stock #6320)
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$150.00
Very rare ceremonial rice cutter from the Karen people (this particular one is from Northern Thailand). This knife would only be used on the first cutting of the season and as with most all of the rice cultivators in Asia there is a great deal of ritual and importance given to this act, regardless of the religion i.e. Buddhist, animist, Hindu etc. The handle has a wonderful original patina and the blade is till quite sharp.Circa 60 to 100 years old...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1414838 (stock #6314)
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$150.00
Old three paneled wedding bed cover from the Zhuang ethnic group Southern China- silk floss weft embroidered pattern on hand woven cotton field. Good condition- some minor loss to edge of head end edge. L: 138cm/54in and W: 105cm/41in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1414837 (stock #6313)
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$320.00
Hardwood vintage sculpture of an African ancestor image, from the Songye ethnic group Democraic Republic of the Congo. Old piece, a couple of cracks and repairs on the limbs noted in enlargements. H: 45 cm/17.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1414548 (stock #6300)
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$500.00
Fine intricate four paneled handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local 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 : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413878 (stock #6296)
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$150.00
Colorful hand woven beaded shoulder cloth from the Batak people, Sumatra. This piece is quiet lively and complicated with gold treads, and large “Rasta” colored diamond patterned warp embroidered bands. The “Dame Madi Hita” is Batak language and is embroidered on both sides of the center which refers to a blessing bestowed by the giver to the recipient...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1413775 (stock #6293)
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$200.00
Complete set of five Shan esoteric Buddhist images. These consist of a Buddha, three monks and a chedi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1413583 (stock #6285)
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Lovely wedding blanket from the Antai Miao, Rongshui County, Guizhou. This piece is in perfect condition, circa second 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 182cm/71in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1413580 (stock #6284)
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$160.00
Lovely Burmese jade heart with big splash of Apple Green color. This is the original color and guaranteed to be not dyed. Deserves a gold loop but I have strung it on an adjustable chord with two coral toggle beads. H: 30.5mm x 25.6mm (thickness 4.8mm). Free shipping.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1413512 (stock #6282)
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$150.00
Archaic (Zhou) style nephrite bi with raised dots and mythical beasts. H: 10:8cm/4.2in and W: D: 8.8cm/3.5in. Thickness 1mm. There is one chip on the side that appears to have occurred during carving due to an inclusion.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413439 (stock #6279)
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$90.00
Nice old Laotian blanket from the Tai Dam ethnic group. The embroidered face and backing is made from all hand spun and hand woven thread. The border is frayed but the center is still quite attractive but with some broken warp threads (see enlargements). I picked this up in Luang Prabhang 20 years ago. Total L: 1.9m x 1.08m. All original components. Circa 60 to 80 years old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413435 (stock #6275)
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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 dea...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413404 (stock #6272)
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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 condtion. The cloth coming these people nowadays, are nowhere near this quality. W: 87cm/34in and L: 152cm/61in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1413401 (stock #6270)
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$150.00
Graceful vintage Lanna Thai wood carving of a deer. The deer is a significant theme in Thai temples because of Buddha’s first teaching was at Sarnath (Deer Park). This has a wonderful grain and dignified expression on the face. Actual length of the carving is 23cm/9in and H: 27cm/10.6in. Included are later made antlers and a stand which will be disassembled when shipped.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1413399 (stock #6289)
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$130.00
Vintage women’s three paneled silk dress circa 1970 to 1990 from Bhutan. Minor fraying along one side where as well some pinholes and stains. L: 2.3m/90in and W: 1.43m/56in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413396 (stock #6287)
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$150.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1413391 (stock #6285)
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$130.00
Good brush painting of a tiger by the artist Li Shou Lin dated 1978. Painted in the traditional style water color and ink mounted on silk and heavy paper. Unfortunately the mounting paper has suffered mold damage while the painting itself was affected in a minor way in the form of some discoloration, having said this if framed with new matting the flaw is very negligible. Please examine enlargements- will be mailed in a cardboard tube. Mounted dimensions L: 172cm/68in and H: 85...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1413276 (stock #6277)
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$140.00
The larger one is. L: 106cm/41.8in and W: 59cm/23in. All the elements in this piece are hand made, even the ribbon along the border which is often machine made (even in old pieces)this piece has some old repairs The smaller one is has ablack calendered cotton cloth, and green commercial border, and fine silk embroidered center panel with hand woven silk embellished apron ties. . W: 40cm/15.8in and L: 43cm/17in. Free shipping Hong Kong Registered Airmail. Please examine enlragements fo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1413167 (stock #6270)
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$150.00
Rare jacket back panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province (see last enlargement), with purple embroidered pattern between the spaces in the tin decoration. This style of decoration is unique to this group and very difficult to make, as every tiny bit of tin has to be individually cut and crimped. Recently acquired from a private Hong Kong collector, these are the first examples I have send of these I have seen in the past 15 years. There ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1413099 (stock #6267)
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$70.00
19th century colonial trade beads from Venice.They are a combination of red and yellow “white hearts” $70 each strand: free shipping. 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. All 3 for $160. Total lengths each~ 66cm/26in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1412865 (stock #6262)
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$100.00
Special Offer- reduced from $130: Pair of exquisite, miniature porcelain vases with Ge type glaze circa mid 20th century (possibly older). On the bottom there are two characters “ya wan”, meaning elegant entertainment. These were either made for a private collection or by a potter who specialized in miniature pieces. H: 5cm/2in and D: 2.4cm/1in. An artisan has to be highly skilled to make delicate and thinly potted pieces as these. May be used as doll’s house furniture. Free ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1412741 (stock #6252)
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$300.00
Fine old silk brocade supplementary weft embroidered on cotton backing from the Mulao ethnic group, circa first half 20th CE. The foundation is woven with handspun blue cotton threads and silk weft embroidered, phoenix, butterfly and floral images against a “key fret” background. L: 109cm/42in and W: 68cm/26in (with cotton border L: 128cm/50in and W: 83cm/32in). A couple of worn “threadbare” patches and small tear noted in last enlargement, but overall excellent condition and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1412370 (stock #6246)
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$150.00
Ensemble of three vintage carved horn seals in Kaishu script. The larger ones are made from buffalo horn while the smaller one is made from antelope horn and quite rare. Please note enlargements for and translations.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1411826 (stock #6238)
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$900.00
Rare two paneled wedding blanket from the Bouyi (aka Buyi) ethnic group in Changshun area Guizou, China. Woven from all handspun cotton thread. The blue and white center field has a “wanzi” swastika meander pattern while the upper and lower parts are the repetitive “well” symbols. If you stare at this piece long enough you will find a few small holes but nothing really significant, of the few pieces I have ever seen from this specific group, this is the best. This dates cir...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1411748 (stock #6234)
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$200.00
Absolutely fabulous vintage complete, Red Yao, (aka Kiem Mien) woman’s long jacket from the Sapa area, Vietnam. There are a few holes and patches, but it’s all here, just washed and very wearable. This piece has been well worn and well loved. It is all handwoven with hand spun cotton thread with mostly indigo dye. L: 122cm/48in and W: 128cm/50 (opened at waist). There is a similar example in Jess Pourette’s “The Yao” page 101, plate 216. Circa 50 to 60 years old.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1411680 (stock #6233)
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$120.00
Love old Tibetan handspun wool blanket with natural dyes. Perfect condition with wonderful abrash in the burgundy, green and blue colors. Please note the light color bands are gray and not white as appears in the main enragement. W: 99cm/39in and L: 130cm/51in. Circa 1960s/1970s- vintage. The burgundy dye has bled a bit into the grey wool, noted in last enlargements,
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1411679 (stock #6232)
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$150.00
Nice old lacquerware antique, cylindrical box, possibly Karen or Shan, from North Thailand, with rattan bindings. Some loss of lacquer on the surface. H: 15cm/5.8in and D: 7.3cm/2.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1410979 (stock #6227)
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$250.00
Finely woven Iban women’s kain skirt, from Kapit, circa 1940 with “eye of the green pigeon” and bamboo pattern, from the Kapit area. Fine and tight weaves like this, indicate that owner was from a high status. There is one repair noted in enlargements. The ikat is made from all handspun and natural dyes while the colored bands are commercial thread. L: 115cm/42.5in and W: 57cm/22.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410977 (stock #6226)
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$250.00
Iban woman’s kain skirt from Sarawak depicting the tree of life with bamboo running the length of the bidang. There is some fraying on the selvedge, and a seamless repair noted in enlargements. They ikat pattern is quite sharp and is woven from handspun naturally dyed threads, the red, green and yellow colors are commercial threads. 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 : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1410759 (stock #6223)
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Beautiful West Timor (most likely Isana), Indonesia, three paneled, ikat blanket. This is woven from a combination of natural dyed home spun cotton and commercial thread. The blue ikat bands are made from the homespun thread and natural indigo dye with a “mau fu” pattern, representing wild jungle fowl- a symbol of virility, which is very intricate, symmetrical and well balanced. The alternating colorful bands are commercial cotton thread. Perfect condition- circa 1960/1970. L: ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1409008 (stock #6205)
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$150.00
Old song bird catcher from the Minang people of Central Sumatra. I bought this in Padang in 1988 and it was already old at the time, so I can date this to about 1950. A classic honey trap, right out of the KGB spy book. A hot and seductive female bird is placed in the back of the cage and when a dumb male bird comes along and lands on the perch in front this will trip a peg that will cause the net in the front to come down and now he is caught. See last two enlargements. L: 27cm/10....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1408942 (stock #6204)
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$80.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1408941 (stock #6203)
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Good Kayan Orang Ulu gawai rice festival ceremonial mask, circa 40 years old, from Sarawak. I bought this piece in Kuching, Sarawak in 2003. This mask would be held by the teeth on a piece of rattan on the inside. Used only twice a year for rice planting and harvesting festivals (gawai), these gatherings were usually a good excuse for a party and celebration to encourage the spirits to ensure a good harvest. H: 25cm/9.8in and W: 16cm/6.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1950 item #1408937 (stock #6201)
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$180.00
Classic example of Papuan New Guinea art in the form of a mask made from mud, a turtle shell a few lyre bird feathers and ochre pigment. I acquired this in 1988 from a dealer who personanallu acquired it along the Upper Sepik River and it was around 30 to 40 years old when he got it. There is some pigment loss and a crack in the mud on the side noted in enlargements. H: 22cm/18.5in and W;16.5/6.5
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1408853 (stock #6198)
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$100.00
Attractive carved stone reproduction of a nephrite cong emulating a Neolithic artifact. W: 9.2cm/3.6in x W: 9.2cm/3.6in. H: 7.7cm/3.1in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1408852 (stock #6197)
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$120.00
Attractive reproduction cong emulating a calcified nephrite Liangzhu culture Neolithic artifact. This has been lightly carved with abstract faces and segments. W: 8.2cm/3.3in x 8.2cm/3.3in and H: 3.4cm/1.3in.
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. I hole...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1408444 (stock #6179)
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$300.00
Fine old wedding blanket from the Maonan ethnic group in Southern China. This has a classic floral, butterfly and phoenix weft embroidered pattern. Excellent condition with no damage- this is woven with all handspun cotton thread with some tiny bits of silk floss. The dyes are a combination of indigo and possibly aniline and organic mix in the red and orangeish colors. L: 100cm/39.5in and W: 72cm/28.2in - with border L:122cm/48in and W: 88cm/35in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1408149 (stock #6176)
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$150.00
Excellent small Rawang Nung basket. 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 has a classic double woven wall to give this piece stamina and durability. Please note, the two colored weave at the bottom of this piece, is an excellent example of the thoughtfulness to put into an every...