Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1385079 (stock #4233)
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$150.00
Colorful Stieng woman’s wrap around skirt from the Xtiêng (Stieng), estimated poulation 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). Provenance- Rob C. Clark Ethnobotanist PhD. Excellent condition, no damage. L; 139cm/55in and W: 79cm/31in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1384947 (stock #4231)
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$120.00
Good woman’s skirt panel or apron from a Yunnan ethnic minority, approximately 50 to 70 years old. All the elements in this piece are hand made, even the ribbon along the border which is often machine made (even in old pieces). The beads along the edge are made of seeds. This piece has some old repairs which I have noted in enlargements. The overall embroidered pattern is a combination of white cotton while the greens and reds are either silk or a cotton and silk blend...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1384332 (stock #4294)
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$230.00
Beautiful old classic Lao shoulder clothe, all natural dyes with hand spun silk threads. I picked this up on my first trip to Laos in the mid 1990s, at the Talat Sao Market, Vientiane and would date this to the 1970/80s. The fabric is incredibly soft and supple and may be worn (it is amazingly warm) as a scarf or hung as wall art. It has a few loose threads on the selvedge but otherwise in excellent condition with no holes or tears. W: 38cm/15in and L: 243cm/8ft...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1384289 (stock #4292)
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$600.00
Rare ceremonial men’s “bell” cape (khing ta zhi) from the Southern Chin ethnic group in Burma- this piece would have been worn during religious and planting festivals,; please see last enlargement for a couple of guys wearing them. This piece is constructed of handspun threads and natural dyes and is over 60 years old being sewn together from two panels and folded over. There is one hole and some unraveling along the selvedge noted in enlargements...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1384250 (stock #4291)
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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 50 to 60 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1383661 (stock #4277)
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$250.00
Old Timorese hard wood statue commemorating a departed loved one. These were kept in the “attic” of a home and were not meant to be free standing. I bought this from an old Australian collection which was collected in the 1980s in West Timor, so this dates 1950’s to 1960s. This carved from hard wood in good condition with minor checks in the wood. H: 26/9.8in and W: 7cm/2.8in.
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1382377 (stock #4263)
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$2,200.00
Magnificent, one of a kind, late 19th to early 20th century, Lanna Thai, ironwood coconut scraper, carved in the shape of a cat, with antique inset glass eyes (they glow like a cat’s if you shine a light into them). Excellent condition and VERY heavy- L: 38cm/14.8in (without scraper) and H: 15cm/6in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1382318 (stock #4259)
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$350.00
Reduced price (previously $530): One hundred jade perforated untreated Jadeite discs, circa late 1880 to 1950. These were acquired from a Hong Kong jade dealer going out of business due to the ever increasing rents here. Average diameters are between 2cm and 2.5cm and thickness between 2mm and 4mm. These were imported into Hong Kong during the 1980s when local dealers could buy direct from Chinese government owned Arts and Curios Department (usually by the kilo)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1382032 (stock #4253)
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$700.00
Exceptionally fine and rare three paneled ikat blanket from the Li people of Hainan Island, Southwest China. The lighter wide indigo bands consists a coarse warp fiber most likely linen or hemp and the narrow brown and dark blue indigo bands are made of a thinner and softer thread, probably cotton or cotton and bast fiber mix. In near perfect condition, there is one tiny pinhole and minor dark staining (this could also be a form abrash) on the inside- please see last enlargement...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1382031 (stock #4252)
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$300.00
Ten pieces of natural coral, jewelry quality. I collected these over a period of years in Northern Thailand originating from various hilltribe ethnic groups. Difficult to date as some pieces have natural wear in the holes while others seem to be more freshly drilled. Excellent color and may be worn singly or as a group. Approximately 30 grams total. Scale in last enlargement. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1381951 (stock #4251)
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$400.00
Collection of five cigarette silver lighters from the 1950s and 1960s. With Buddhist iconography they all work but have a minor dings and knocks consistent with age. These were made in Bangkok, Thailand- it is worth noting, this standard of craftsmanship is no longer being done. Please note that they cannot be sent via airmail as they are viewed by “some governments” as incendiary devices (ahem)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1381950 (stock #4250)
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SOLD
Good Iranian Shiraz carpet circa 1940 with mostly natural dyes, nice shiny wool and full pile. Good condition no holes or damage. L: 177cm/70in and W: 101cm/40in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1381948 (stock #4249)
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$280.00
Fabulous pair of green dragon motif sleeve panels from the Taigong Miao community Guizhou, China. These were acquired in Beijing about 15 years ago and are mounted on all handmade indigo and black cloth. The embroidery is in perfect condition and is about 40 to 60 years old. L: 51cm/20 in and W: 28.5cm/11.2in. With border- L: 69cm/27.2in and W: 46cm/18.1in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1381810 (stock #4245)
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$220.00
Rare old Cambodian “siri” box. This piece predates the Khmer Rouge regime and circa 60 or 70 years old. In good condition, there is no significant damage other expected signs of use and wear. In recent years Khmer lacquerware is making a comeback, however most of this is used for “home décor” export, as far as I know no one has currently resurrected this craft for common household use. D: 25cm/9.9in and W: 12cm/4.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1381809 (stock #4244)
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$300.00
Fine and rare old rattan “tali” basket with a contracted mouth from the Idu Mishmi ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In India they are primarily animist but in China where they are known as the Lhoba they have a strong spiritual affiliations with Tibetan Buddhism. Google “Bamboo and Cane Culture of Arunchal Pradesh” and you will get a good description of this regional craft...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1381577 (stock #4237)
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$250.00
Classic fine and rare intricately carved heirloom buffalo horn spoon from Timor, Lesser Sunda Islands. This piece dates to late 19th early 20th century and is in excellent condition with no damage. Following the curvature this is L: 23.5cm/9.2in.