It is a charming example of a Chinese woman's needlework and is in excellent condition...
The last picture enlargement shows how the toggle would have been used to secure the cords of a hat. The bead would be moved up the cords so that the toggle would be tight under the chin...
The metal bottom of the chalice is stamped with the word China. This dates the piece between 1890 and 1914. It was the U.S...
Now, it is the very lucky Yi girl who can use her great grandmother's bridal hat for her own wedding...
the bag is roughly 10 x 12 inches and has a generous amount of cording for adjustable straps.
To be sold as set only
Each piece measures 5 inches x 4 inches and 1 inch deep.
It is 13 inches across at the widest point and can be tied around the neck using the attached fabric ties. As is obvious in the pictures, there are a couple areas of lose on the turquoise ornaments.
This slightly miss-shaped container stands 8 inches tall and has the charm and patina which comes only with repeated use and age.
This cinnabar jar is in very good condition. It stands 6.5 inches and 6 inches wide. The word China is handwritten on the bottom, which indicates that the piece was made between 1890 and 1914.
Really rare ethnographic item in unusually good condition. the basket alone measures roughly 18 inches x 12 inches x 3+ inches...
The jacket is in very good condition with only a slightly visible stain on the front embroidery, which would be expected of a childs jacket of this age.
This Tibetan sutra book approximately 12 inches wide, 4 inches tall, and 2 inches thick. Though the pages are in good condition, the covers show years of wear and use and is a wonderful artifact of an old culture.