Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1960 item #1449989 (stock #7109)
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$150.00
Charming votive folk embroidery, from the Saurashtra area of Gujarat, made by the Kanbi farmers caste, circa 50/60 years old. The two ply field is woven from all hand spun rough cotton thread; hand dyed silk thread and small glass mirrors. Ganesh is flanked by two female consorts and his “vehicle” of mice beneath him. These are brought out during religious and auspicious festivals, he traditionally has been viewed as the remover obstacles. Excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1449104 (stock #7091)
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$120.00
Two bone “knives” from the Golden Triangle. I acquired these in Chiang Mai Thailand about 20 years ago and was told that were used by a “hill tribe”, for ritual ceremonies that involved the symbolic letting of blood to heal the patient. Using bones in spiritual practices is a syncretic tradition in this region as the boundaries between Buddhism and the earlier Animist practices are blurred and seem to work in harmony with one another...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1434279 (stock #6602)
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$220.00
Unusual collection of 6 old “prayer cloths” from a Taoist Master’s ceremonial robe (see last enlargement). For generic purpose’s these should be considered to be from the Mien group as they came from Vietnam and are circa 60 to 70 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 15 years ago but now almost impossible to find...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1433823 (stock #6593)
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$300.00
Group of three vintage household woven cane baskets acquired in Kandy, Sri Lanka in the 1990s. These were old at the time of acquisition so I would date them to around 50 years of age. Very sturdy and good condition. Dimensions: 1# 19in/48cm x 15/40cm, 2# 15in/38cm x 8in/20cm, 11in/28cm x 5.5in/14cm. Two have wood bases and tops while the the midsize one is covered in skin (I am guessing goat).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1433782 (stock #6592)
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$250.00
Unusual “pile” of old glass cylinder beads picked up in Mae Sot, Thailand along the Burmese border about 10 years ago. These are from Burma and were probably meant for Victorian Era, British colonials who used them for beaded curtains. I assuming these are of Bohemian, Czech manufacture but am certain that they are old- circa late 19th/early 20th century. There are 20 strands with around 20, 8cm beads per strand and total length of 1.75cm/5ft9in ea, i.e. about 400 beads...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1432330 (stock #6580)
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$130.00
Pair of wood block prints by Niu Wen Yue, Weifang Shandong, Painting and Calligraphy Academy circa 1960 to 1970. Capturing the feeling of the seasons, the first one is titled Spring Song- depicting a somewhat bucolic and optimistic view of rural socialist life and the second is Night Wind- bringing in the laundry before the rain hits. W: 25.5cm/10in and H: 21.5cm/8.8cm. There is one corner tear and some creases on both which are back on light cardboard...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1432328 (stock #6579)
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$120.00
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1980 item #1431900 (stock #6571)
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$120.00
Nice uncarved tall bamboo bitong. Good condition with a smooth finish. H: 28cm/11in and D: 9.5cm/3.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1430633 (stock #6574)
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$200.00
Love old Tibetan handspun wool blanket, from Tibet/Nepal border. Perfect condition with wonderful abrash in the burgundy, green and blue colors. Please note the light color bands are gray and not white as it appears. W: 99cm/39in and L: 130cm/51in. Circa 1960s/1970s- vintage
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 : 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1442190 (stock #6674)
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Rare hand woven from hand spun cotton, blanket from the Tlaing/Tariang ethinc group in Southern Laos, Sekong Province. I picked this up while travelling through there in the year 2000. Lovely muted colors. There are some interesting images woven into this piece, i.e., a helicopter, planes and scorpions and other abstract things, probably from memories of the Vietnam War. I washed it once but otherwise never used having been stored since I bought it. 160cm/63in x 96cm/37.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1433828 (stock #6595)
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Three vintage heavy hardwood (possibly teak) Khmer loom heddles. These would make ideal textile hangers. I bought them about 20 year ago in the Russian Market, Phnom Penh. Some repair on the ends of the largest piece, these are about 50/60 years old. Max length 1.3 meter
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1433522 (stock #6582)
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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 garmen...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1430721 (stock #6575)
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Lovely ink brush scroll painting, depicting crabs and calligraphy, in the style of China’s most renowned artist, Qi Biashi. L: 200cm/78in and W: 49cm/19in.
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 : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1423240 (stock #6447)
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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.