Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
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...
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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SOLD
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 : 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 : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1408800 (stock #6193)
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$100.00
Colorful full length two paneled men’s tube sarong from Ende, Flores Island, Indonesia. I bought this new in the 1980s, and it has been in storage since then, having washed it once once. The brightly colored bands are made with commercial silk thread weft threads. The rest of the piece is made of handwoven handspun natural dyed cotton, with two bands of ikat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1408799 (stock #6193)
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$150.00
Lovely mid 20th century (1950-1960) woman’s sarong with “patola” floral pattern. 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 : 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 : 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...
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1407753 (stock #6190)
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$180.00
Strand colored turquoise glass beads from the Nyishi ethnic group of Aranchal Pradesh, north east India. 135 beads (could make a nice mala or two). Old- circa 1950. Average D: 1.1cm/0.45in, total length: 86cm/33.8in
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1407752 (stock #6189)
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$150.00
Strand of “drum” shaped white glass beads from the Nyishi ethnic group of Aranchal Pradesh, north east India, strung on hand made hemp cord. These are old beads and will date them conservatively pre 1950, please note the two round shaped beads are Chinese “Peking” glass beads 19th century. A few have chips but 90% are in excellent condition. Total length 68cm/27in, please note these are all the same size, individually: D: 8mm- L: 6mm ea
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1407654 (stock #6185)
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Jacket panel from the remote Miao Jiupang group from Jiahe County, Guizhou province, 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. Acquired in Beijing about 20 years ago, these are the only examples I have seen outside of Guizhou, when I visited in 2001...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1960 item #1407565 (stock #6184)
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$300.00
300.00 4319 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1405924 (stock #6179)
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$150.00
Nice old rice sickle from Cambodia with decorative mystical serpent “Naga” head. This is pre Khmer Rouge circa 1950s to 1960s. Overall good condition: blade is still sharp but could use a good clean and will disassemble at the aluminum collar. D: 37cm/14.5in across (see enlargement 2#).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1405923 (stock #6178)
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$300.00
Unusual 3 paneled tufted blanket from the Rawang ethnic group in the Kachin State, Burma. The field is woven from bast fiber (possibly hemp), the reddish head ends have an animal hair weft, either goat or dog. There are a few areas that have a bright colored commercial yarn but other then that all natural dyes. In the red field there are some bits of missing weft noted in enlargements. This piece is circa 1950 (plus or minus), definitely old an old piece...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1405877 (stock #6174)
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$130.00
Fine old rattan/bamboo splitting knife used in basket making. This has a great natural patina on the handle with decorated “butt”, circa first half 20th century. The blade still carries a sharp edge and is still quite serviceable. L: 44cm/17.2in (blade is 11cm/4.2cm). Excellent condition.