Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1366675 (stock #4047)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Complete set of five Shan esoteric Buddhist images. These consist of a Buddha, three monks and a chedi. These are covered with traditional gold and back lacquer and the bodies are made from compressed powdered herbs or temple incense ash. They have a quirky abstract quality to them, their facelessness represents that the individual is inconsequential but has the potential for becoming a Buddha, on the bottom are the eight Burmese zodiac symbols based on the days of the week...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1362608 (stock #4097)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$80.00
Nice old Karen woven bamboo lacquered box from the Thai/Burma border region, this has a few old repairs but overall good condtion. Circa 40 to 60 years old. D: 13.25cm/.2in and H: 8.53cm/33in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1362077 (stock #4091)
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$130.00
Charming embroidered kerchief used for wrapping silver jewelry from the Yao/Mien people. In perfect condition made from all handspun and hand woven white and indigo dyed thread about 40 to 60 years old. This type of item has become increasingly rare as people find it easier to by store bought cloth. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail. 37cm/14.5in x 37cm/14.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1362008 (stock #4090)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$90.00
Nice old black and red lacquered cylindrical woven bamboo box from Northern Thailand No holes or broken bits. L: 19.5cm/7.2in and D: 4.5cm/1.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1361925 (stock #4087)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Nice old Tai Dam (Black Tai) blanket with bold eight pointed star pattern. Circa 60-80 years old. The backing and border is made from contemporary handspun and handwoven indigo thread. A minor stain (see enlargements) but should wash out, otherwise good condition. Total W: 90cm/35.5in and L: 170cm/65in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1361859 (stock #4086)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Fine old woven bamboo lacquered betel container from Karen people along the Thai Burma border. Completed set no damage- quite rare to find these days- circa 50 or 60 years old. H: 102cm/4in and D:11.4cm/4.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1357066 (stock #4058)
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$120.00
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 #1351983 (stock #4013)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
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 : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1351981 (stock #4012)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$170.00
Collection of small bamboo containers from the Khmu (Khamu) ethnic minority in Northern Laos. These people are the original inhabitants of the region and predate the Lao and Thai peoples. They usually live in remote areas around Luang Prabang and practice simple agriculture, hunting and gathering as well as bartering goods with other neighboring minorities. These would date between 20 and 50 years...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1351136 (stock #3199)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$110.00
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1349636 (stock #3177)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$80.00
Nice old pair of vintage split bamboo and wood boxes from the Akha ethnic group, Golden Triangle region Northern Thailand. Before people put everything in plastic disposable bags and boxes that actually used these things, ask and old person- they may even remember! Circa 40 to 60 years old they are still functional with nice old patina. Oval box L: 13.5cm/5.4in, W:9.4cm/3.7in and H:7.3cm/2.9in, round box- D: 13.7cm/5.4in and H:10cm/4in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1349545 (stock #3175)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$320.00
Rare pair of old lidded baskets from the Rawang ethnic group from Northern Burma circa 40 to 50 years old. The small basket is H: 12.3cm/4.8in, W: 6.3cm/2.5in and L: 13.2cm/5.2in. The larger basket is H: 20.5cm/8in, W: 10cm/4in, and L: 33cm/13in. In good condtion. Please see last enlargement one “brace” to the top binding is not secured- can’t tell if this is damage or just the way it was made.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1348271 (stock #3166)
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$95.00
Lovely vintage wearable woman’s dress from the Tai Dam ethnic group Vietnam. Made from all hand woven cotton cloth the, colorful silk embroidered wide bordered hem is particularly nice. Good condition, with a couple of fading streaks at the waist panel, but as this part was never meant to be shown when worn I would consider this negligible. W: 136cm/54in and L: 97cm/38in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1348268 (stock #3165)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$75.00
Vintage woman’s peasant dress from Isaan, Eastern Thailand. Good condition and very wearable. Made of all handspun cotton cloth with silk embroidered wide hem border. Width at waist: 151cm/59in and L: 86cm/33.8in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1348267 (stock #3164)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$65.00
Vintage woman’s peasant dress from Isaan, Eastern Thailand. One faded spot otherwise good condition and very wearable. Made of all handspun cotton cloth with silk embroidered wide hem border. Width at waist band: 128cm/50.5in and L: 84cm/33in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1347596 (stock #3160)
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~Sold~ $500.USD
Stunning Zo/Tedem blanket from the Burmese Indian border region. This piece is all silk, which indicates it was used on ceremonial occasions or owned by a high status woman. Mantles of Merit by David and Barbara Fraser has a near identical piece, pg 89 images 148 a,b, and c but their piece is mostly cotton, dated 1930 to 1960 so I will date this one the same. The feel on this piece is incredibly soft and supple, really something that cannot be conveyed through photos...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1347394 (stock #3159)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$80.00
Charming old small black and red lacquer vessel from Kenteng, Shan State, Burma. A very cute piece and genuinely old- circa 50 to 80 years. This piece is quite unusual in that it has six feet instead of the usual four. There is some surface craclature as to be expected from authentic old lacquer but no breakage in the body. D: 13.5cm/5.3in and H: 8.2cm/3.2in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1347342 (stock #3157)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
~sold!~ $120.USD
Old Taoist ritual mask from the Yao/Mien ethnic group (most likely Thailand or Laos). Condition as pictured, circa 1950. According to Jess Pourrete in his book on the Yao these were used to secure protection from the Gods when travelling or going on hunting expeditions in the mountains. H: 24cm/9.5in and W: 14.5cm/5.8in.