Asian ethnic minority artifacts textiles, tribal arts, primitive Asian Ethnic Artifacts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1453746 (stock #jlry108)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This antique pair of earrings are from the Miao Chinese Ethnic minority. For me the shape and thick "wires" add to the design of the earring...some groups of the Miao purposely expanded the size of the ear lobe holes to accomadate... I prefer to keep things in their original condition. I have used these in my "favorites" display case... the earring spann 2 inches x 2 inches x .5 inches. Assumbed to be low grade silver which was typically used in old China...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1066253 (stock #Misc158)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This Indo-Persian antique silver repousse lidded container box was probably intended for cosmetics. The elaborate design work is flawless and the attention to detail were hallmarks of luxury items made during the late 19th century in both India and Persia. There are 2 makers marks and some scratches on the bottom of the box. See picture

The box is 3.5 inches in diameter and is 1.5 inches high

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #749468 (stock #Af111)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$130.00
This collection of 3 hand carved wooden hair combs is from the Nigerian Yoruba tribe. They were brought to the US by a (then young) anthropologist who traveled extensively in Africa during the early 1960's and have been retained in his personal collection until recently.

The taller center comb is 8 inches and the shorter combs on the sides are 4.25 inches. I prefer to sell them as a collection.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1970 item #1084875 (stock #T167)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This hat was brought back by a nurse who was in Tibet as part of a medical relief team sometime in the 80's. Hat appears to have not been worn and is in excellant condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1097435 (stock #TC370)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This antique Chinese glass bead was used as a toggle during the 1800's. I measures 1.25 inches in diameter.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1920 item #749211 (stock #Jlry122)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Large by Western standards, this is actually the "childs" size version of this foo dog necklace worn by the Chinese Miao minority 70-90 years ago. Made of low grade silver, typical of Chinese jewelry of the time period, the intricate pendant is 5.5 inches across, 6.5 inches long and suspended from a long hand-made chain. The heads of the foo dogs are in a pin which allows them to turn freely and the central "flower" is also suspended on a wire which allows it to spin.

This piece is a c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1232391 (stock #M167)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$250.00
This traditional tribal comb would be worn for festival by Yao ethnic minority woman of Southern China. The comb was carved from sections of bone which are held together with a twining technique. The bone sections are tatooed with traditional Yao design pattern. The comb alone is 5.5 inches long and 3 inches wide. The combined length with the pompom and tassels is almost 12 inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #859722 (stock #TC251)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$280.00
Needles were a valued woman's sewing tool and were carefully secured in a special case hanging from the belt. This Chinese silver needle case has 6 sides, each with a delicate repousse floral design. The bottom is weighted with a small turquoise and larger amber bead.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1453384 (stock #Jlry103)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$125.00
Lovely custom made Pendant ...Large tear drop shaped moonstone with onyx cabochon in silver setting. Marked 925 roughly 2 inches long... I bought this pendant back in the 80's along with a matching pair of earings...sorry, I decided to keep the earings... Pendant is shipped on a long suade/leather tong...which can be knotted to any length...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1950 item #1199437 (stock #M165)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
On Hold
The groups of Yao minority live in in both China and Thailand. This necklace is of low grade silver which was typical of the Chinese jewelry around the late 1800's and early 1900's. The necklace is light weight and comfortable to wear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1258766 (stock #EMT164)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$310.00
This Chinese ethnic child's hat has wrapped thread embroidery technique which was used by the Miao the Miao minority. The set of silver ornaments across the from are Buddha images. the The ornament in the back is a stylized butterfly of Miao Legend...the dangle of bells at the back is to scare off evil spirits who would attack the child from the rear..This hat is old and in surprisingly good condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1920 item #1226438 (stock #Jlry516a)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$375.00
This necklace consists of 2 carved ivory beads 3/4ths inch diameter, 8 large carved bone beads 3/4th inch, and 88 smaller carved bone beads (1/2 inch). Each large bone and ivory bead has a protective metal sleeve around the stringing hole. If opened up the strand would measure approx 48 inches...beautiful patina on both the ivory and the bone beads....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Bedouin : Pre 1920 item #1297651 (stock #Jlry189)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Heavy fine silver bracelet. Bands of braided silver alost 2 inches wide Origin Maduya Pradesh India Raj period. Weighs 8.2 oz...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1960 item #914282 (stock #Jlry148)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This Yao necklace and matching pair of earrings have added beads and long silk tassels. Both are light weight and easy to wear. The earrings are hollow with the same repeated design pattern on the backside. The wire loop may be a bit thick as they were made to accommodate the large ear holes which are traditional for the Chinese minority groups. These loops could easily be changed out for posts or a thinner wire hoop.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1960 item #1409100 (stock #MISC)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
sold
This large traditional Suriname Maroon wood comb has identical carvings on both sides and would have been worn for ceremonies. The Suriname Maroons were originally sub Saharan African slaves that were brought to and escaped from the Caribbean plantations. They fled to the hills where they established their own villages far beyond the the Spanish "authorities"who then ruled the Caribbean Islands at the time. The comb is 14.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches at the widest. It dates from the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1920 item #1291276 (stock #ZM173)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
sold
This pair of low grade silver Chinese Bracelets are Miao Ethnic Minority. Low grade silver was used extensively throughout China during the 19th and early 20th century. To a Westerner the backs look like the bracelets are adjustable, this is a decorative element only and they are not adjustable. The fronts are deeply etched with animals. At the widest point in the front the bracelets measure 1.25 inches. They are oval in shape and very comfortable to wear...I prefer to sale them as a pair but ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1409455 (stock #TC582)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
to be sold separately or as a pair
During the 1800's and early 1900's, "Rocaille beads" from southern France were brought into the coastal regions of southern China and used to bead various accessory articles such as headbands purses and shoes... The area of China known as the "staits" became famous for such beaded items. . The Straits Chinese referred to the beads as manek potong ('cut beads') and acquired them from street peddlers and specialist merchants for the purpose of beading and embroidery. this pair of beaded str...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1448928 (stock #ZTC)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
SOLD
In China for centuries various civil officials showed their rank by the finial worn on their hat. The color of the central stone at the top of the metal finial indicated the rank of the wearer... Brass/gold was the lowest rank... The hats were further decorated with a long ring of red silk tassels attached between the finial and the hat... This antique court hat finial along with the circle of tassels is from the Qing dynasty the finial and the ring of tassels are displayed on top of ...