Asian ethnic minority artifacts textiles, tribal arts, primitive Asian Ethnic Artifacts
I will be out internet range and out of the country from Nov 29 to Dec 14 2019. Any questions or purchases will be handled after I return.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1409837 (stock #EMT170)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$275.00
Meticulously embroidered panel for baby carrier that never got finished.. and was packed away to be finished later...probably by a loving grandmother, and then backed and border probably her daughter for sale. Miao people in the region of Zhi Jin including border ...measures 20 x 23.5 inches the last 2 pics are of the back side of the embroidery
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1409743 (stock #EMT171)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$350.00
Made by a women of the Miao minority often referred to as the "tiny Miao" ...not because of their stature but because they were recongnize for their "tiny" embroidery stitches... This jacket was worn for festivals ...and shows some use...wonderful display piece and also could be worn by a small person....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1409455 (stock #TC581)
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 : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1409379 (stock #TC581)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$250.00
Made by a woman of somewhat limited means, this pair of lotus shoes date to the late Qing Dynasty. The vamp has a contrast of lavender and purple cotton fabric. Each toe is decorated with a delicate floral embroidery. There is a round heal attached to the sole... The shoes measure 5 inches. They show a minimal amount of wear...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1960 item #1409100 (stock #MISC)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$115.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1700 item #1407112 (stock #SEA)
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This ancient "Boat Money", also called Lat money, is similar to Tiger Tongues and from the same area: Lan Chang Kingdom of Southeast Asia (Thailand & Laos today, back then Siam). Instead of the bumps seen on Tiger Tongues, boat money has a depression in the top and looks more like a boat, hence the name. Boat money was first issued in the 16th century. In 1707, Lan Chang divided into the two kingdoms of Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Both adopted the lat currency and continued to issue such in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1407007 (stock #TC580)
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This pair of black silk lotus shoes date to the late Qing Dynasty. Back then, a woman's job was to make shoes for the members of her family. This woman was from a financially comfortable family with servants to do other household chores. Making this pair for herself, she choose a black silk satin fabric for the vamp and made an elegantly sloping sole which would accommodate separate inter changeable heels to be attached. She did very fine needlework on the floral embroidery on each side o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1910 item #1406975 (stock #T208)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Old wooden Phurba...nicely aged patina from handling and use... Faces topped with diadems, 3 side "blade"section has carved scroll design almost 11 inches long high. Alternative spelling...phurpa,phurbha, Pronunciation: Fur-bah The Phurba is a special triple sided Tibetan ritual dagger or stake, patterned after an ancient Vedic tool. Originated as a stake that tethered sacrificial animals. It is used ritually to create stability and areas of protected space, often staked into the gro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1406968 (stock #T)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$450.00
This Tibetan gau (aka prayer box) is actually a small shrine. When not being worn as an ornament during festivals, it would be kept in the prayer niche of the family home. The back of the box slides open. Frequently, a special prayer i.e. sutra pages would be placed inside. The small glass window at the front displays a Tsa tsa, which is a clay statue of a Buddhist Deity. These statues were made only by the monks and considered to be a holy relic. This antique gau has a front piece of silv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1406925 (stock #EMT169)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$125.00
Barely used, this baby head cover was once attached to the upper part of a baby carrier so that it could be raised around the baby's head to protect it from the hot sun during a festival. Hand batiked with hand embroidered details, the border is decorated with rows of the tiniest hand stitching. measures 13.5 x 14.5 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1406520 (stock #TC579)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$395.00
Antique Chinese silk satin stitch embroidery with Embroidered with hanging tassels and ornaments everywhere...This was a hat for the bride...out of my private collection...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1406411 (stock #EMT166)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$150.00
This vest made by Chinese Miao ethnic minority....from region of Huang Ping. It is roughly 50 years old... The amount and skill of the hand stitching embroidery and applique animal characters is wonderful...Cotton fabric appears to be homespun...The Miao of the region grew and harvested their own cotton Great wall piece..and will fit an average size man...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1406364 (stock #TC578)
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Traditional Manchu style Qing Dynasty embroidered silk vest..Original drop buttons and loop closures... stunning ...fits small woman...a few hard to find light stains.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1406331 (stock #TC577)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Tradition Lotus shaped Chinese silk pillow Fret pattern Embroidered background with dragons and other creatures using both satin stitch and couching with gold metallic covered thread.... Some fading and some wear around the edge... roughly 8 x 14 inches A note on displaying textiles… When framing Chinese textiles….do not allow your framer to glue the textile to any kind of backing board… Instead have the textile basted (sewn) to a piece of complimentary background fabric…and the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1406330 (stock #T)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Out of Mongolia, this old leather tobacco pouch was made with a large button for hanging, long leather tassels, home made interesting decorative leather ornamentation...and hanging hook for removing old tobacco from pipe... Clearly old and well used: the leather is still playable. Great example of ethnographic folk art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1406202 (stock #SE149)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This is a page from the rare Burmese Buddhist Sutra manuscript called the the KAMMAVACA. The pages of these religious sutras were made from a thin strip of bamboo covered with cloth (frequently monks robes) which was thickly coated with red lacquer and gold leaf decoration. Lacquer from tamarind seed was used for the square black lettered text which is in the now extinct Burmese religious script of Pali. The small hole on the page allows a string to bind the various pages of the sutra toget...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1837 VR item #1405990 (stock #Af139)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$375.00
This is a traditional Antique Coptic Christian scroll from the Oromo people of Ethiopia. Painted on Vellum (processed animal skin) and using a special black and red ink, the text is in the now extinct language of Ge'ez, which was originally used for religious purposes. Kitabe scrolls were often placed in a leather case and were carried as amulet. Unfortunately, this one does not have the carrying case...and some ink loss presumably from water exposure. It is full length...roughly 4 i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1405989 (stock #Af140)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$175.00
This Antique leather Tuareg belt is from the African region of Timbuktu, Mali. The total length of the belt including the fringe is roughly 46 inches. The 2 leather talisman or amulets are flat and they loosely loop around the belt so their position can be re arranged. They were sewn shut, protecting the contents. Because of their inaccessibility...it is not possible to know if the contents are amulets or talisman. They measure roughly 3 inches x 2.5... and 3.5 inches x 2.5. Amulets are...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1405220 (stock #TC575)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$75.00
This traditional summer weight Manchu style (side closing)vest is from late Qing Dynasty. The lush deep blue silk fabric has a jacquard weave with an all over fret design. The lining is of deep maroon silk..the vest is entirely hand sewn, and fits a small to medium size woman.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1405173 (stock #TC574)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$575.00
Used as a "top coat" by a Han Chinese person. Lush black satin weave silk fabric, ornate frog closures, original matching streamers, wide embroidered sleeve panels using metalic covered thread and couching technique. Pristine condition... seal from Chinese Gov agency certifies age to be 100+ years...I bought in China in the late 90's
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1405172 (stock #EMT168)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Vintage Woman's Jacket from Miao Ethnic Minority of Southern China. Indigo Dye fabric, covered with intricate batik pattens. lower panel on back has rows of hand woven decorative tape... comfortable to wear or use as great wall decoration. 36 inches long x 21 inches across shoulders. Fits med size woman...field tested...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1404966 (stock #TC573)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$135.00
For centuries, before there was electricity, throughout Asia, Puppetry Arts were a popular form of traveling entertainment... A platform with a cloth screen, lit from the back by candlelight, provided the stage.... The shadow images were black against the white "background". Hence, the puppets had a minimum of color and only the necessary intricate cut outs for personality as they were sometimes presented to the audience with the "handlers" after a performance. The various body parts of th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1404936 (stock #TC572)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$575.00
This 19th Century traditional Han Chinese robe would have been used for winter wear. It uses dark black satin weave silk fabric, and has very wide cuffs with floral embroidery and the shape is trimmed out with a floral silk ribbon. The coat has its original buttons and fabric loop closures...and has original lining. Excellent condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1404791 (stock #TC576)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
In some regions of China, women made separate pairs of heels for their lotus shoes. That way, the heels could be worn with different pairs of lotus shoes, depending on the occasion, or mood. The heels had loops for straps which were used to tie the heels into place on the shoe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1404747 (stock #TC568)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$175.00
During the Qing Dynasty, the feathers of the kingfisher bird were used to create ornaments for woman to attach to clothing and/or wear in their hair... Through the 1800's These ornaments were made and formed with heavy paper (light weight cardboard...) They had large areas of feathers and the edges of the paper form were bordered with gold paint...and the ornaments were often domed By the early 1900's the bird were becoming rare almost extinct ...so intricate and smaller sections of fea...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1950 item #1404413 (stock #Af138)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$45.00
This old tourist travel booklet describes the many places to visit in Mozambique while it was a colony under Portuguese rule. 46 pages ...size 5.5 x 8.75 inches .... There are about 40 black and white photos including one 22 inch long foldout of the capital city of Lourenco Marques. 3 color photos...lions, zebras, and elephants. This booklet is a treasure chest of information for anyone interested in African History
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1404284 (stock #TC569)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$195.00
During the Qing Dynasty, the feathers of the kingfisher bird were used to create ornaments for woman to attach to clothing and/or wear in their hair... Through the 1800's These ornaments were made and formed with heavy paper (light weight cardboard...) They had large areas of feathers and the edges of the paper form were bordered with gold paint...and the ornaments were often domed By the early 1900's the bird were becoming rare almost extinct ...so intricate and smaller sections of fea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1404229 (stock #T207)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$175.00
This woven Tibetan container would have been used to hold a pair of wooden tea bowls...there is an interior separator (removable) which allows for the separation of tea bowls. Hand made using plant materials (hemp) and rattan with leather closures Bowls would have been packed into container such as this when traveling... and from the condition of this one...it has traveled many times. The container is 6 inches diameter at the top and 4 inches high...well aged fair condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1930 item #1403944 (stock #T206)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This old vintage brass pendant has a seated Buddha detailed on the front with good stone work. The back of the pendant depicts a double has dorjie. Measured on the diagonals...2.5 inches x 2.75 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1403941 (stock #EMT167)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This rare antique bag was made and used by the Yi ethnic minority... It was made from hand corded plant fiber,tied into a series of knots to form a shallow sack. Originally there would have been a fabric shoulder strap which would have been tied around the loops on either side of the top of the bag... The front of the bag is decorated with a traditional silver ornament depicting a butterfly. The bag is in tact: no holes, or rips but is dirty from use and age....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1403898 (stock #TC568)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$175.00
This long handled basket is out of Shanxi Province. There are the remnants of the original woven rattan "ring" on the handle which allowed the basket to be hung from a hook on the ceiling rafters...safe from rodents... Inside the rim of The outer basket, there is a smaller basket which allows for a separate food storage area... 25 inches tall and 10 inches wide at the bottom
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1403525 (stock #EMT165)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
These 3 collars were originally the collar portion and were sewn to a lower section to forming a child's pinafore... Home spun yarns intricately hand woven with hand embroidered details... sold either separately or together as a collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1403300 (stock #Misc204)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Price on Request
this matching pair of Turkomen Yomud tent bags, aka chuval, are out of my private collection...beautiful condition Sumak weave on bag faces plain woven canvas backs 39 x 17 inches (not including fringe)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1950 item #1400245 (stock #Misc203)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$145.00
Before Contact, the eastern region of Canada was populated with the MicMac (aka Mic Mac, Mi'kmaq) tribal group of the Algonquian Nation. This traditional vintage circular trinket box is made from birch bark and decorated with porcupine quill work. There are a some broken/missing quills around the side of the box. measure 4.5 inches diameter and 2.5 inches high
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1970 item #1396594 (stock #Jlry100)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
$125.00
beautifully matched strand of large and med sized beads separated by very small metalic beads...silver filigree clasp marked 925... total length of strand is just over 29 iches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1390067 (stock #TC571)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This is a traditional Qing Dynasty woman's skirt. Chines skirts during this time period were made in 2 sections which were "buttoned" together with "frogs" The skirt was then wrapped around the hips so that the flat sections were displayed at at the front and back....the pleated sections were at draped the sides... The background fabric of this skirt is an unusually fine jacquard silk but the pattern of the jacquard does not show in the pics....the pleated sections of the skirt and also meti...