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Asian & Ethnographic Art and Antiques CHINALAI COLLECTION

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Meifu Li Cotton and Silk Headwrap Textiles, Hainan, China

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Lot 11. Burmese Carved and Painted High Relief Panel, Early 20th C. 3


Lee and Vichai Chinalai

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elcome to our auction and thank you to Material Culture for making it happen.

Photo: Dhani Chinalai Spinola

Not that the market didn’t influence sales but it nearly always was more by coincidence than by design. For example, there was one time at a show when we displayed ten lingam stones of varying Why now? sizes, all standing upright on rubber O rings. We thought they were stunning together but O seemed to stand for zero attention. Then First and foremost, this sale reflects our near-historic lack of restraint Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom aired on TV Saturday night. in buying Southeast Asian and Chinese ethnographic antiques! It is By noon on Sunday the lingams had sold out. also about our love of learning and for the artifacts and cultures that created them; and for the people who share our passion. It soon became apparent that if people had no knowledge about what they were seeing, they were unlikely to buy it. That led to We started this business over forty years ago with the philosophy another decision: in addition to educating ourselves, we needed that we only would buy what we would be happy to have to embrace the responsibility, and pleasure, of sharing our ourselves. This removed a certain pressure from us: it meant we knowledge, so we began to write. In some instances, what we didn’t have to study the market or try to forecast its trends when wrote about had never been published before or had never been we preferred to devote our time to studying the pieces we were published in the West. Many of our articles are on our website at buying. We believed in intrinsic value rather than value dictated www.chinalai.net under Publications, and a number of items in this by fashion or whim. auction are described therein. 4


So what does all of this have to do with lack of restraint? As business continued, we noted that most of the antique artifacts that appeared for sale, whether jewelry, textiles, carpets or objects, had a predictable life span in the markets. They would trickle in for about six months and if they attracted buyers, there suddenly would be an influx of the same type of item. Depending on how many existed originally, the stream might last from one to three years. Then, as if someone had turned off a spigot, there would be fewer and fewer to find until all that were left were extremely worn or damaged. Eventually we only found pieces in collections, and at prices that often were prohibitive. Over the years, some amount of knowledge and a lot of curiosity, led us to buy early as new and sometimes unrecognizable pieces emerged on the market. As their availability increased and we learned more about them, we were enticed by the tremendous opportunity it gave us to choose the best, and especially when information about them was scarce or impossible to find to compare one similar piece to another. Some tribal groups span large regions and often several countries, so while the work they produced might have a common thread, its variations spoke to differences in geography, status, identity and rites of passage, sub-group by sub-group and even village by village. When little or no documentation about similar material existed, we did our best to sort, study and in some cases classify the examples we had collected. See, for instance, our article on the large embroidered Li tapestries from Hainan, China, called long bei in Chinese: “Long Bei, Ceremonial Dragon Covers of the Li of Hainan”, HALI, London, UK, September-October 2003; and our study of the embroidered head cloths of the Meifu Li: “WRITTEN IN SILK Meifu Li Head Cloths with Writing”, HALI, London, UK, January-February 2007. Attracted by the art and motivated to do research, we bought everything of quality we could find — pretty much without restraint. It was a smart decision at the time but one that was based on the premise that we would never get old. It’s not a huge leap then, even for people who do not yet know us, to figure out at least one of the reasons for this auction!

customers as well. Shared interest in anthropology, about what drives people to create, shared appreciation of the work created, its history, its culture — all this often turned out to be what lay on the surface of a deeper shared outlook and world view. Customers from all over the world became our friends and we began to feel with each sale that we were adopting out the carefully selected pieces we loved to people we loved. The objects, the people who made them, the people who sold them to us, the people who bought them from us, all have enriched our lives. Now, through this auction, we want to share some of the wealth and in a way that will afford us the pleasure of seeing our customers take pleasure in what we have to offer. By no means are we retiring. Dealing in tribal antiques is too much fun and there is still so much to learn. But what to do with all that we have collected? (It’s way too late to have more kids.) We’ve added more shows, but there’s a law of diminishing returns that seems to be directly related to how long it takes us to unlock our joints each morning. You will see in this auction our lifelong focus on mainland Southeast Asian and Chinese tribal antiques, but also our inability to stop ourselves from veering off into other countries, or into work that might not be considered tribal but demonstrates spontaneity or mind-blowing skill and creativity, such as the Cambodian silk ikat hip-wrappers, the Neolithic jades and an outstanding Eastern Han Dynasty mirror. We hope this auction will provide the opportunity for you to live with something you have always wanted. For some there might be something new, a piece you didn’t know we had or that you have come to understand more through attending museums and shows, through your own study, our articles, discussions together and/or the excellent descriptions included in this auction catalog. Perhaps the auction will open new eyes to the importance and appeal of what in many instances are dying arts.

At the very least, this auction enables us to share with you the mystery, the magic and the joy we have experienced in finding, As we shaped our business and ourselves, we fell in love. All tribal researching, displaying and offering for sale some of the many antiques hold stories — about the people who created them, their pieces that have impacted our lives with their stories and their humanity. function, their meanings, and their connections to an individual, family or community. Each shines with its own beauty. It wasn’t — Vichai and Lee long before our love of tribal art encompassed affection for our 5


Lot 1. Rare Mandala Spirit Cloth Painting, Burma, Early 20th C.

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Lot 3. Rare Mandala Spirit Cloth Painting, Burma, Early 20th C.

Lot 9. Fine Group of 7 Taoist Temple Paintings, China, 19th C.

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Lot 13. Chinese Bronze Mirror, Eastern Han Dynasty, 25 - 220 AD

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Lot 15. Cambodian Silver Seated Buddha on Metal Base, 18th C.

Lot 16. 19th C. Bronze Burmese Buddha

Lot 19. 17th/18th C. Bronze Lao Buddha

Lot 20. Bronze Lao Buddha, 17th/18th C. 9


Lot 34. Pagan Period Burmese Terracotta Votive Tablet, 12th C. 10


Lot 31. Ancient “Human Mask” Pendant, Hongshan Culture, 3500 - 2200 BCE 11


Lot 36. Nuo Carved Wood Mask, China 18th/19th C. 12


Lot 39. Kim Mun Lantien Yao Shaman’s Mask, c 1900 13


Lot 41. Chinese Carved Wood Ancestor’s Plaque, c 1900 14


Lot 42. Rare Chinese Tribal Cuirass, Yi People, 19th C. 15


Lot 61. Yao Etched Bone Hair/Headdress Ornament, China

Lot 67. Yao Priest’s Ritual Hat of Woven Hair, 18/19th C. 16


Lot 80. 19th C. Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript/Sutra 17


Lot 102. Pair of Large Hkakhu Kachin People Amber Ear Plugs, Burma c 1900

Lot 106. 2 Ritual Stone Objects, Late Shang Period, 14th - 11th Century BCE

Lot 113. 3 Chinese Ritual Stone Objects, Hongshang Culture, 3500 - 2200 BCE 18


Lot 107. 5 Ancient Chinese Ritual Stone Bracelets and Objects

Lot 108. Late Neolithic Period Hongshan Culture Jade Object, Circa 3500 to 2200 BCE 19


Lot 122. Lao/Thai Woven Textile with Tiger Motif

Lot 116. Rare Tibetan Shag Rug, Circa 1900 20


Lot 127. Quan Chet Mien Priest’s Vestment, Early 20th C. (Front)

Lot 127. (Back)

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Lot 129. 19th C. Yao Priest or Shaman’s Robe (Front)

Lot 129. (Back)

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Lot 131. Yao Priest or Shaman’s Robe, Circa 1900 (Front)

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Lot 132. Exceptionally detailed Li dragon cover (long bei), of silk embroidery on cotton, Hainan, China, late Ming/ early Qing period (18th/19th century). Size: 78’’ x 51’’ (198 x 130 cm). It features dancing lions, white cranes, a pair of mythical phoenixes and other symbols of good fortune and longevity bordered by an extraordinary array of trees, flowers and birds. Three lines above and two lines below the center are filled with rows of what appear to be frogs, harbingers of rain and symbols of abundance. It is quite unusual for a dragon cover in this style not to include dragons! There is minor wear to the silk embroidery which looks to be all original with no overstitching detected.The Li dragon cover, long bei, is one of the most fascinating textiles in the Asian world. Neither tribal nor traditional, neither all Li, a tribal group on Hainan Island, south China, nor all Han Chinese, it appears a hybrid, underscoring the theory that during the late Ming or early Qing period the palace in Beijing sent prototype drawings with royal iconography to Hainan and demanded that the Li copy them in silk embroidery on their fine quality cotton to send as mostly three-panel tapestries to the Court as tribute. It is held that the Li secretly made dragon covers for themselves and used them clandestinely during their most important ceremonies and rituals. Li long bei are rare. Production by the Li for themselves would have been extremely limited by cost, the need for secrecy and fear of punishment by government officials were they to be found out. Of the few that were kept, at least some would have succumbed to the ravages of time, insects and climate. Then, beginning with the Cultural Revolution in 1966, the Red Guard raided the island’s cities and villages, and seized and destroyed all evidence of art and culture including any long bei they found. References: Cai, Long Bei; Vichai Chinalai and Lee J. Chinalai, “Long Bei, Ceremonial Dragon Covers of the Li of Hainan”, HALI; Hans Steubel, Die Li Stämme der Insel Hainan, Xueping, Traditional Culture of Li Ethnic Group. Provenance: Lee and Vichai Chinalai collection.

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Lot 133. Beautiful Li Dragon Cover, 18th/19th C. 26


Lot 134. Elegant Li Ceremonial Dragon Cover, 18th/19th C. 27


Lot 135. Very Fine Bagobo Abaca Ikat Jacket and Pants Set, Philippines

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Lot 140. 2 Antique Miao Cotton Applique Baby Carriers, China

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Lot 151. Yao Cotton Wedding Saddle Cushion, Northern Laos or Thailand

Lot 162. Buyi People Woven Cotton Blanket, China 30


Lot 191. Antique Tai Ceremonial Skirt with Ikat, Laos

Lot 189. Antique Cambodian Tie-Dyed Silk Head Cloth, Cham People 31


Lot 169. Zhuang Cotton and Silk Blanket Textile, China

Lot 170. Antique Zhuang Cotton and Silk Blanket Textile, China 32


Lot 202. Cambodian Silk Ikat Hipwrapper Textile Lot 201. Cambodian Silk Ikat Hipwrapper Textile

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Lot 229. Antique Turkoman Silver Necklace with Carnelians

Lot 230. 3 Antique Pieces Tekke Turkoman Jewelry

Lot 231. Pair of Antique Tekke Turkoman Silver Bracelets 34

Lot 232. 19th C. Tekke Turkoman Gilt Silver Amulet Kamea Pouch


Lot 246. Miao Silver Apron Counterweight, China

Lot 234. Beautiful Silver Antique Heirloom Necklace, Pakistan

Lot 247. Miao Silver Apron Counterweight, China 35


Lot 253. Pair of Antique Silver Bracelets, India

Lot 255. Antique Silver Linked Belt, India

Lot 258. Pair of Antique Silver Anklets, India 36


Lot 259. Antique Yao Silver Priest’s Scepter, China

Lot 265. Heavy Antique Silver Dowry Necklace, India

Lot 267. Hmong Antique Solid Silver Neck Torque, Laos 37


1. Rare mandala spirit cloth painting, Burma, early 20th c. Such paintings were commissioned by families of means and used for meditations at home. They are believed to have healing and protective power and to bring good luck to the owner. The process for creating the mandala was time intensive as work was only done on auspicious days. Size: 31.5’’ x 30.5’’ (80 x 77 cm). $300-600 2. Temple painting depicting a scene from the Jataka Tales (Ten Lives of the Buddha), in which The Charitable Prince, the Brahmin, Jujaka (Chuckok in Thai), was punished for his greed and gluttony, pigment on cotton, northeast Thailand/northern Laos, circa 1900. Mounted on wood frame. Size: 40’’ x 40’’, 102 x 102 cm (stretcher); 33’’ x 3’’, 84 x 8 cm (textile). $200-400

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3. Rare mandala spirit cloth painting, Burma, early 20th c. Such paintings were commissioned by families of means and used for meditations at home. They are believed to have healing and protective power and to bring good luck to the owner. The process for creating the mandala was time intensive as work was only done on auspicious days. Size: 37’’ x 35.5’’ (94 x 90 cm). $300-600 4. Yao Taoist ceremonial painting on cloth, China, early 20th c. Mounted on wood frame. Size: 31.5’’ x 27.5’’, 80 x 70 cm (stretcher); 26.5’’ x 23.5’’, 67 x 60 cm (textile). $200 -400 5. 2 Yantra drawings on cloth, one very unique, Lanna, northern Thailand/Burma, 20th century. Sizes: 1) 25.5’’ x 25’’ (65 x 64 cm); 2) 66’’ x 20’’ (168 x 51 cm). $300-600 6. Yantra drawing on cloth, Lan Na, northern Thailand/Burma, mid 20th century. Mounted on wood frame. Size: 20’’ x 40.5’’, 51 x 103 cm (textile); 25’’ x 46’’, 64 x 117 cm (stretcher). $200-400 7. 2 Paintings of Bodhisattvas, China, 19th c., finely executed in rich mineral pigments; mounted on scrolls. Sizes: 1) 77.5’’ x 28.5’’, 197 x 72 cm (scroll); 51.5’’ x 24’’, 131 x 61 cm (image); 2) 77.5’’ x 28.5’’, 197 x 72 cm (scroll); 51’’ x 23.5’’, 130 x 60 cm (image). $500-1000

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8. Group of 3 finely painted Yao ceremonial paintings, south China, 19th c. Mineral pigment on mulberry paper. Each Size: 45.5’’ x 19’’ (116 x 48 cm). $500-1000 9. Fine Group of 7 Yao ceremonial paintings of Taoist gods from one set of 19 which might have been divided at one time among different family members. The small scroll on the front of the first painting on the left translates from the Chinese, the written language of the Yao religion: “In a village in Hunan Province, YongZhou Prefecture, JiangHua County, east of DaYuan Cong Lu Mountain Disciple Li Fa Jing and his wife, Zhao, and Li Fa Shan with 9 people in his family, paid for 19 paintings of the altar gods. The merit they made will bless them with more offspring, good business and financial security.” Ceremonial paintings like these of mineral pigment on handmade mulberry paper usually were painted by itinerant Chinese artists. They were present only during the most important Yao ceremonies. Hunnan, China, 19th c. Ranging in Size from: 49.5’’ x 20’’ (126 x 51 cm) to 48’’ x 19.75’’ (122 x 50 cm). $1000-1500

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10. 2 Paintings of Legendary Gods, China, 19th c. Mounted on scrolls. Sizes: 1) 74.25’’ x 23.5’’, 189 x 60 cm (scroll); 45’’ x 19’’, 114 x 48 cm (image); 2) 75.25’’ x 27.75’’, 191 x 70 cm (scroll); 45.5’’ x 22.5’’, 116 x 57 cm (image). $400-600

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11. Burmese polychromed wood high relief panel depicting a scene from the Ten Lives of Buddha (Jataka Tales), displayed in a Buddhist temple as a teaching device on Buddhist legend and history, Burma, early 20th century. Size: 20.75’’ x 35.75’’ x 2.5’’ (53 x 91 x 6 cm). $500 -1000

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12. Polychromed wood high relief panel depicting a scene from the Ten Lives of the Buddha (Jataka Tales), displayed in a Buddhist temple as a teaching device on Buddhist legend and history. The white elephant was believed to bring peace and prosperity to the kingdom, a belief that continues to today. Burma, early 20th century. Size: 17.75’’ x 36’’ x 3’’ (45 x 91 x 8 cm). $500-1000

13. Circular bronze mirror caste in low and high relief, filled with finely executed mythical animals in low relief, Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD), northern China. Size: 6.5” (17 cm) Diameter. The parallel lines are called a tooth bite pattern and the zig-zags along the outer circle, “gears” (translated from Chinese). Reference: Zhong Guo Gu Tong Jing Jing Shang Tu. $3000 -6000

14. Bronze crowned seated Buddha on pedestal, Burma, 19th century. Size: 10’’ x 3’’ x 5’’ (25 x 8 x 13 cm). $200-400

15. Silver Buddha seated in lotus position on a metal alloy base, Cambodia, 18th century. Size: 4.75’’ x 3’’ x 1.25’’ (12 x 8 x 3 cm). $400-800 15

16 16. Bronze Buddha seated in lotus position with his hands in Bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of touching the earth, Burma, 19th century. Size: 7.25’’ x 5.25’’ x 2.75’’ (18 x 13 x 7 cm). $200-400

17. Bronze Buddha in seated lotus position, Laos, 16th-18th century. Size: 7’’ x 4.25’’ x 2.25’’ (18 x 11 x 6 cm). $200-400

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18. Bronze Buddha seated in lotus position with his hands in Bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of touching the earth, Laos, 19th c. Size: 9.5’’ x 4’’ x 4’’ (24 x 10 x 10 cm). $200-400

19. Bronze Buddha seated in lotus position with his hands in Bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of touching the earth, Laos, 17th/18th century. Size: 8.25’’ x 3.75’’ x 2.5’’ (21 x 10 x 6 cm). $200-400

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20. Bronze Buddha, seated in lotus position with his hands in Bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of touching the earth, Laos, 17th/18th c. Size: 9.5’’ x 4.75’’ x 3.75’’ (24 x 12 x 10 cm). $200-400

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21. Buddha figure seated in lotus position with his hands in Bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of touching the earth, gilt and carved wood, on pedestal with glass inlay, Burma, 19c. Size: 17.5’’ x 5’’ x 3.5’’ (44 x 13 x 9 cm). $300-500

22. Buddha figure seated in lotus position with his hands in Bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of touching the earth, gilt and carved wood, on pedestal, Burma, 19th c. Size: 17.5’’ x 4.75’’ x 3.5’’ (44 x 12 x 9 cm). Height on Stand: 18” (46 cm). $200-400 21

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23. Bronze Buddha seated on pedestal in lotus position, Laos, 17th/ 18th century. Size: 8.5’’ x 4’’ x 3’’ (22 x 10 x 8 cm). $200-400

24. Carved wood Buddha seated on pedestal in lotus position and Bhumisparsha mudra (gesture of touching the earth), with lacquer and gold leaf application, northern Thailand, early 20th century. Size: 12.5’’ x 5.5’’ x 3.5’’ (32 x 14 x 9 cm). $300-500

25. Bronze Buddha seated on pedestal in lotus position and Bhumisparsha mudra (gesture of touching the earth), Burma, 19th century. Size: 9’’ x 2.5’’ x 5.25’’ (23 x 6 x 13 cm). $300-600

26. 2 carved wood seated Buddhas, both wonderful examples of religious folk art, one from northern Cambodia, late 19th century, and one with glass bead eyes from Thailand/Laos, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 19.75’’ x 7.5’’ x 4’’ (50 x 19 x 10 cm); 2) 17.5’’ x 8.25’’ x 5.5’’ (44 x 21 x 14 cm). $300-600

27. 3 carved wood seated Buddhas, one vernacular sitting Buddha with lacquer and gold leaf application, north/northeastern Thailand, early 20th century; one seated in lotus position with lacquer and gold leaf, Burma early 20th c.; and one with gold leaf seated on red lacquer pedestal, Burma, early 20th c. Sizes: 1) 7.25’’ x 2.5’’ x 4’’ (18 x 6 x 10 cm); 2) 12’’ x 3’’ x 4.5’’ (30 x 8 x 11 cm); 3) 9.75’’ x 2’’ x 3.5’’ (25 x 5 x 9 cm). $300-600

28. Collection of carved wood statues including: (i) Unusual carved wood Buddha, Burma, early 20th century; (ii) carved wood Buddhist monk, northern Thailand/Burma, late 19c.; (iii) carved wood spirit nat, Burma, early - mid 20th c.; and (iv) figural part of a carved wood ox cart decoration, Burma, early 20th century. Ranging in Size from: 6.5’’ x 3’’ x 2.5’’ (17 x 8 x 6 cm) to 17.5’’ x 2.75’’ x 4.75’’ (44 x 7 x 12 cm). Height on Stand: 21” (53 cm). $200-400

29. Collection of antique Chinese toggles including 3 carved bone and 3 carved wood monkeys each holding or eating a peach, symbol of immortality, China, circa 1900. Ranging in Size from: 2’’ x 1’’ x .25’’ (5 x 3 x 1 cm) to 3’’ x 1.5’’ x 1.25’’ (8 x 4 x 3 cm). $300-600 29 30. Carved stone with Buddha figure, China, 20th c. Size: 5’’ x 5’’ x 2.75’’ (13 x 13 x 7 cm). $200-400

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31. Ancient Ritual “Human Mask” Turquoise Pendant, China, Hongshan Culture, 3500 - 2200 BCE. Size: 2’’ x 1.25’’ (5 x 3 cm). $400-600

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32. Carved wood polychrome Phra Songachai, also known as “The Laughing Buddha”, Thailand, early 20th century. Legend tells that Songachai loved to teach the Buddhist dharma but he was so attractive that women and men alike became so infatuated with him they could not listen to his words, so he transformed himself into an unattractive monk and thus was able to impart the teachings of the Buddha. He is seated in half lotus position with both hands holding his copious belly, a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Size: 18’’ x 10.75’’ x 7.5’’ (46 x 27 x 19 cm). $200-400

33. Carved polychromed wood altar god, South China, circa 1900. Size: 18.75’’ x 6.75’’ x 4.75’’ (48 x 17 x 12 cm). $200-400

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34. Terracotta votive tablet depicting Buddha at the moment of enlightenment, Burma, Pagan period (circa 12th century). Size: 6.75’’ x 5’’ x 2’’ (17 x 13 x 5 cm). $200-400

35. Unusual carved and polychromed wood statue of kneeling man, possibly representing a temple attendant and received as a donation to a Buddhist temple, Burma, circa 1900. Size: 20’’ x 9.5’’ x 9.5’’ (51 x 24 x 24 cm). $200-400

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36. Nuo carved wood mask with remnants of pigment, China, 18th/19th c. Size: 14’’ x 7’’ x 5.25’’ (36 x 18 x 13 cm). $300-600

37. Nuo carved polychromed wood opera mask, south China, circa 1900. Size: 10.25’’ x 6’’ x 3.25’’ (26 x 15 x 8 cm). $300-600

38. Kim Mun Lantien Yao priest’s or shaman’s ritual wooden mask with remnants of horsehair beard and mustache, worn or held during important ceremonies, northern Laos or Vietnam, circa 1900. Size: 11.25’’ x 5.5’’ x 3.5’’ (29 x 14 x 9 cm). $400-800 37

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40. 2 Antique Chinese masks, one papier mache mask, early 20th century, and one polychromed carved wood mask representing a demon with a protruding forehead and eyes and open mouth showing teeth, 19th century. Sizes: 1) 9.5’’ x 7’’ x 3’’ (24 x 18 x 8 cm); 2) 10.5’’ x 7’’ x 3.5’’ (27 x 18 x 9 cm). $300-600

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41. Carved wood pigmented plaque commemorating 9 generations of ancestors, China, c 1900. Size: 18’’ x 11’’ x 6.5’’ (46 x 28 x 17 cm). $300-600

42. Yi warrior’s upper body armor. The bodice is of lacquered and painted leather from which hang multiple rows of small leather plates bound together with leather cord. A suit of armor was a symbol of status, ceremony and identity for a member of the Warrior Class of the Yi minority. Sichuan, China, 19th century. Size (open): 22’’ x 40’’ (56 x 102 cm). Reference: Shi Songshan, Editor, The Costumes and Adornments of Chinese Yi Nationality Picture Album. $1000-2000

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43. Powder horn made of buffalo horn with original leather strap, Northern Thailand, c. 1900. Size: 12’’ x 5’’ x 3’’ (30 x 13 x 8 cm). $200-400

44. Naxi ceremonial drinking horn with lacquer and metal inlay, northern Yunnan, China, 19th c. Length: 15” (38 cm) Height on Stand: 11.25” (29 cm). $200-400

45. Ceremonial bronze drinking vessel, northern Laos, estimated 17th/18th century. Little is known about these rare vessels but the variation in content and proportion of metals that comprise the bronze in each cup creates a unique color, oxidation and, over time, patina, that would indicate that the metals were donated, perhaps as silverware, cups, pitchers, jewelry, to make merit toward the creation of a spiritual object. Size: 7.25’’ x 3.5’’ x 2’’ (18 x 9 x 5 cm). $200-400

46. Very unusual presentation of a carved wood oxcart decoration, Burma, late 19th century. Size: 8.75’’ x 2.75’’ x 15’’ (22 x 7 x 38 cm). Height on Stand: 11” (28 cm). $200-400

47. A monkey sits atop a carved wood oxcart decoration on custom-made metal base, Burma, circa 1900. Size: 12’’ x 27.5’’ x 3.5’’ (30 x 70 x 9 cm) Height on Stand: 16.5” (42 cm). $200-400

48. Charming carved wood oxcart decoration on custom-made metal base, Burma, circa 1900. Size: 12’’ x 25’’ x 2.5’’ (30 x 64 x 6 cm). Height on Stand: 14” (36 cm). $200 -400

49. Carved wood and iron coconut grater, animal form, Thailand, early to mid 20th century. Size: 5’’ x 17’’ x 3.5’’ (13 x 43 x 9 cm). $200-400

50. Miao silver covered wood comb hair ornament, Guizhou, China, circa 1900. Size: 3.25’’ x 5’’ x 1’’ (8 x 13 x 3 cm) Height on Stand: 9.75” (25 cm). Weight: 72.8 grams. $200 -400

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51. Pair of large pigmented whimsical wood portal decorations depicting two of Hanuman’s army of monkeys from the Ramayana, Burma, circa 1900. Sizes: 1) 42’’ x 17.5’’ x 1.75’’ (107 x 44 x 4 cm); 2) 3’’ x 17’’ x 1.75’’ (109 x 43 x 4 cm). $300-500

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52. Pair of pigmented wood portal decorations depicting two lively monkeys from Hanuman’s monkey army from the Ramayana, Burma, circa 1900. Sizes:1) 32.75’’ x 17.25’’ x 1.75’’ (83 x 44 x 4 cm); 2) 32.5’’ x 17.25’’ x 2’’ (83 x 44 x 5 cm). $300-500

53. Karen hairpiece of human hair and handmade recycled aluminum pins, Burma, circa 1900. Size: 3’’ x 8.5’’ x 9.25’’ (8 x 22 x 23 cm). $200-400

54. Yao Lantien woman’s silver and human hair “celestial crown” headdress, (“Kim Mun Lantien Sha”), female status symbol, Laos, late 19th century. Size: 1.5’’ x 6’’ (4 x 15 cm) Diameter. $300-600 53

54 55. Yao Lantien woman’s ceremonial celestial crown head ornament (“Kim Mun Lantien Sha”), constructed with silver pins, separate silver disk and human hair and considered a female status symbol, Laos, late 19th century. Size: 8.75” (22 cm) Diameter. Weight: 426.4 grams. $300-600

56. Rare Dai bun or headdress of human hair, Yunnan, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 2’’ x 8.5’’D (5 x 22 cm). $200-400 55

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58. Chinese government official’s cloth-covered hat with doubleknobbed pull, early to mid 20th c. Size: 6.75’’ x 11’’ Diameter (17 x 28 cm). $200-400

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60. 2 Chinese Minority woven horsehair hats, south China, circa 1900. Sizes: 1) 7.5’’ x 8’’ (19 x 20 cm) diameter; 2) 7.5’’ x 11’’ (19 x 28 cm) diameter. $300-600

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61. Yao etched bone hair/headdress ornament with glass beads, yarn and pom-pom, south China, early 20th century. Size: 6.25’’ x 3.75’’ x 17’’ (16 x 10 x 43 cm). $300-600 62. Yao etched bone hair/headdress ornament with glass beads, yarn and pom-pom, south China, early 20th century. Size: 5.75’’ x 4’’ x 21.5’’ (15 x 10 x 55 cm). $200-400 63. Jinxiu Yao beaded headdress with tubular glass beads, silver pendants, cotton tassels and twine- wrapped wood, south China, circa 1900. Size: 11.5’’ x 6.5’’ x 4’’ (29 x 17 x 10 cm). Height on Stand: 15” (38 cm). $300-600 64. Jingxio Yao headdress of stiffened cotton over a rattan frame with an affixed embroidered cotton head cloth culminates in a beaklike forward protrusion with one large red cotton pompom at the tip and two more on either side of the base. South China, circa 1900. Size: 8.5’’ x 7’’ x 11’’ (22 x 18 x 28 cm). Reference: Chinese National Costume Culture, p. 154; Jess G. Pourret, THE YAO The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, pp. 128-130; The Yao Nationality, pp. 99, 107 and 111. $300-600

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65. Chinese Minority hat with embroidered silk and horsehair with glass beads and silver ornaments, South China, early 20th c. Size: 7’’ x 8’’ (18 x 20 cm) diameter. $200 -400 66. Yao bat-shaped headdress of stiffened cotton over a rattan frame with glass beads, yarn and pompoms, south China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 3.25’’ x 23’’ x 15.75’’ (8 x 58 x 40 cm). $300-600 65

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67. Extremely rare Yao (Mien) priest’s ritual hat of woven human hair, northern Thailand/Laos/China, 18th or 19th century. At a private ritual in northern Thailand, the Mien priest said even a small patch from an old human hair hat was important enough and necessary to sanctify a ceremony. Size: 12.5’’ x 8’’ (32 x 20 cm). $300-600 67A. Rare Yao (Mien) priest’s ritual hat of woven human hair, embellished with possibly later silk embroidery, northern Thailand/ Laos/China, 18th/19th century. At a private ritual in northern Thailand, the Mien priest said even a small patch from an old human hair hat was important enough and necessary to sanctify a ceremony. Size: 26” x 11.25” (66 x 29 cm). $300-600 68. Meifu Li chip carved and plain wood backstrap loom and weaving implements, Hainan, China, late 19th through early 20th century. Range in length: 15.75” (40 cm) to 24” (61 cm). $200-400 69. Collection of 4 southeast Asian walking sticks including: (i) painted walking stick carved from a natural branch, an unusual example of functional folk art, Burma, early 20th century; (ii) a carved wood walking stick, Thailand, circa 1900; (iii) unusual walking stick of a snake, carved from bamboo root, Thailand, early 20th century; and (iv) carved wood walking stick with monkey on top. Range in Size from: 34’’ x 1.5’’ x 1.75’’ (86 x 4 x 4 cm) to 47’’ x 2.5’’ x 1.25’’ (119 x 6 x 3 cm). $200-400

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70. 2 Antique Tribal Clubs, one from carved root, possibly Native American Penobscot, early 20th c., and one carved wood Maasai Rungu or throwing. club, Kenya, early 20th c. Sizes: 1) 26.5’’ x 4’’ x 4.5’’ (67 x 10 x 11 cm); 2) 23’’ x 2.75’’ x 2.75’’ (58 x 7 x 7 cm). $200-300 71

71. Rare wood and brass tattooing instrument, Burma, early 20th century. Length: 25” (64 cm). $300-600 72. Yao priest’s or shaman’s ritual iron rattle and dagger, shaken and stabbed during ceremonies to frighten away malevolent spirits, northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam or China, 19th c. Size: 21’’ x 2.5’’ x 1.75’’ (53 x 6 x 4 cm) Height on Stand: 22.25” (57 cm). $200-400

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73. Yao priest’s or shaman’s ritual iron rattle and dagger, shaken and stabbed during ceremonies to frighten away malevolent spirits, northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam or China, 19th c. Size: 22.25’’ x 5.5’’ x 2.5’’ (57 x 14 x 6 cm) Height on Stand: 23.5” (60 cm). $200-400

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74. 3 Royal bronze Burmese opium antique bird weights including two 19th c and one c 1796-1875. Sizes: 1) 2’’ x 1.25’’ x 1.5’’ (5 x 3 x 4 cm); 2) 2’’ x 1.25’’ x 1.25’’ (5 x 3 x 3 cm); 3) 2.5’’ x 1.5’’ x 1.5’’ (6 x 4 x 4 cm). $200-300 75. 3 royal bronze Burmese opium weights including: (i) beast weight, 1796-1824; (ii) bird weight, 1875-1885; and (iii) beast weight, 1785-1875. Sizes: 1) 3’’ x 1.5’’ x 1.5’’ (8 x 4 x 4 cm); 2) 2.25’’ x 1.25’’ x 1.25’’ (6 x 3 x 3 cm); 3) 2’’ x 1.25’’ x 1.25’’ (5 x 3 x 3 cm). $200-300

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76. 3 Yao Lantien carved effigies of Pan Hu (King Pan) whose presence sanctifies ceremonies, two carved in wood and one in bone, northern Laos, Vietnam or south China, early 20th c. Sizes: 1) 2’’ x 4.5’’ x 1.25’’ (5 x 11 x 3 cm); 2) 2.25’’ x 4.25’’ x 1.5’’ (6 x 11 x 4 cm); 3) 2’’ x 4’’ x 1.25’’ (5 x 10 x 3 cm). $200-400 77. 2 Antique bronze Burmese tattoo counterbalances in style of spirit figures (nats). The pieces would be attached socket style to the tattoo needle. Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 3.5’’ x .75’’ (9 x 2 cm); 2) 3.5’’ x 1’’ (9 x 3 cm). $200-400

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78. 3 Rare Carved Forms including: (i) a very special amulet (palad-khik) featuring two double-tailed geckos that were carved from a wood pestle that might have been used by a medicine man or woman to pound auspicious herbs and medicines. The forktailed gecko is the animistic charm for good luck, compassion and protection and is believed to ensure the kindness of strangers during a long journey, to invite charisma of the kind that brings you friends and support, or elevates your love life. Thailand, early to mid 20th century; (ii) a simple, esthetically pleasing carved wood amulet (palad-khik) offering protection and prosperity, Thailand, early to mid 20th century; (iii) a rare naturally double-sided stone phallic amulet with minimal shaping, China. Sizes: 1) 12.5’’ x 2.25’’ x 2.25’’ (32 x 6 x 6 cm); 2) 7’’ x 2.25’’ x 2.25’’ (18 x 6 x 6 cm); 3) 10.25’’ x 1.25’’ x 1.25’’ (26 x 3 x 3 cm). $300-600 79. Antique Chinese Feng Shui Compass used in determining optimum feng shui, the Chinese art of placement, hand-drawn, in original painted wooden box, China, late 19th c. Size: 8’’ x 8’’ x 1’’ (20 x 20 x 3 cm). $300-600

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80. 19 c. Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript/Sutra. Gilt lacquer Buddhist “bible”, Pali script. 16 pages and 2 covers. Size: 22.75’’ x 5.25’’ x 1.75’’ (58 x 13 x 4 cm). $600 -1200

81. Nuosu priest’s (bimo’s) hand- drawn religious manuscript with cloth wrapper, Sichuan, China, circa 1900. Size: 10”L (25 cm). $400-800

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82. Nuosu priest’s (bimo’s) hand-drawn religious manuscript with cloth wrapper, Sichuan, China, circa 1900. Size: 10”L (25 cm). $400-800

83. Handwritten book on handmade paper with resewn binding, China, circa 1900. Size: 6.75’’ x 5’’ x .75’’ (17 x 13 x 2 cm). $600-1200

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84. Very fine handwritten book on handmade paper. Full of purple circles and some of paper is worm-eaten. China, circa 1900. Size: 6.75’’ x 5’’ x .75’’ (17 x 13 x 2 cm). $600 -1200

85. Handwritten book on handmade paper, China, circa 1900. Size: 9.75’’ x 5’’ x .5’’ (25 x 13 x 1 cm). $600-1200 84

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86. Handwritten book on handmade paper with some repairs, China, circa 1900. Size: 9.25’’ x 5’’ x .5’’ (23 x 13 x 1 cm). $600-1200

87. 3 Handwritten Buddhist manuscripts, Pali script, Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 15.5’’ x 7’’ x 2’’ (39 x 18 x 5 cm); 2) 17.25’’ x 7’’ x 2.5’’ (44 x 18 x 6 cm); 3) 15.75’’ x 7’’ x 2.75’’ (40 x 18 x 7 cm). $200-400 87 86 88. 3 Taoist ritual talismanic carved wood tablets used in exorcisms and other ceremonies to invoke protection, good health and fortune by appealing to the Thunder God to balance yin and yang, China circa 1900. Sizes: 1) 5’’ x 2’’ x 1’’ (13 x 5 x 3 cm); 2) 6.5’’ x 2.25’’ x 1.5’’ (17 x 6 x 4 cm); 3) 5.25’’ x 3.75’’ x 1.25’’ (13 x 10 x 3 cm). $200-400

89. 3 Mien Yao priest’s chops/stamps (yen), 2 carved wood and 1 in metal, used with special red ink to stamp paper messages to the gods. Northern Laos, Thailand, Vietnam or south China, circa 1900. Sizes: 1) 2’’ x 1.75’’ x 1.5’’ (5 x 4 x 4 cm); 2) 2’’ x 1.75’’ x 1.5’’ (5 x 4 x 4 cm); 3) 2’’ x 2’’ (5 x 5 cm). $200-400

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90. Two rare Yao shaman’s carved woodblock stamps used in traditional rituals by shamans. They would be inked with red/ terracota ink to represent blood, for printing a prayer. The message would ascend to heaven when the prayer paper was burned at the altar. Northern Thailand/Laos/south China, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 11.25’’ x 1.25’’ x 1.25’’ (29 x 3 x 3 cm); 2) 11.75’’ x 1.5’’ x 1’’ (30 x 4 x 3 cm). $200-400

91. Three Yao Taoist wood court tablets symbolizing the creation of the world, thus empowering the Yao priest, northern Laos, Vietnam, south China, circa 1900. Sizes: 1)10’’ x 1.5’’ (25 x 4 cm); 2) 10.25’’ x 1.25’’ (26 x 3 cm); 3) 14.5’’ x 1.5’’ (37 x 4 cm). $200-400

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92. 2 pair of cloth Hill Tribe mud shoes, south China, early to mid 20th century. Size of Each Pair: 1) 3.5’’ x 10.25’’ x 4’’ (9 x 26 x 10 cm); 2) : 3.25’’ x 3.5’’ x 10’’ (8 x 9 x 25 cm). $200-300

93. A tiered lacquered bamboo and wood compartmentalized votive container (ok-khwet)supported by four small legs with bowls and trays for offering food to Buddhist monks, Burma, late 19th century. Size: 8.75’’ x 24’’ x 24’’ (22 x 61 x 61 cm). $200-400

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93A. Votive lacquered wood tray for presenting food or gifts, Burma, circa 1900. Size: 8.75’’ x 24’’ x 24’’ (22 x 61 x 61 cm). $200-400

94. Carved wood with lacquer and gold paint presentation tray used for betel nut, Cambodia, circa 1900. Size: 4’’ x 9.75’’ x 9.5’’ (10 x 25 x 24 cm). $200-400

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95. 2 antique Burmese incised lacquered betel nut boxes with tray inserts, Burma, 19th c. Sizes: 1) 8.5’’ x 9’’ x 9’’ (22 x 23 x 23 cm); 2) 8.75’’ x 9.75’’ x 9.75’’ (22 x 25 x 25 cm). Reference: Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware. $300-600

96. Wood burl box with strips of metal inlay, Cambodia, late 19th c. Size: 3.25’’ x 4.75’’ x 8.25’’ (8 x 12 x 21 cm). $200-400

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97. Large brass with inlaid silver betel nut box, Maranao People, Mindanao, southern Philippines, early 20th c. Size: 2.75’’ x 6.5’’ x 3’’ (7 x 17 x 8 cm). Weight: 1,600 grams. $300-600

98. 2 Art Deco period reverse mirror paintings, China, mid 20th century. Each Size: 18.25’’ x 26.25’’ (46 x 67 cm). $200-400

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99. 2 Bronze Currency Bracelets, Laos, 18th/19th c. Sizes: 1) 1.5’’ x 5.5’’ x 6’’ (4 x 14 x 15 cm); 2) 1.75’’ x 5.75’’ x 5.25’’ (4 x 15 x 13 cm). $200-400

100. 2 large bamboo brush pots, China, early 20th c. Sizes: 1) 9’’ x 4’’ (23 x 10 cm); 2) 9.25’’ x 4.5’’ (23 x 11 cm). $200-400

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101. 2 wood burl tobacco boxes, China, early 20th c. Sizes: 1) 4’’ x 4’’ x .5’’ (10 x 10 x 1 cm); 2) 3.75’’ x 1.5’’ x 3.25’’ (10 x 4 x 8 cm). $200-400

102. Pair of large amber ear plugs made by the Hkakhu speaking Kachin People, Burma, circa 1900. Each Size: 4’’ x .75’’ (diameter); 10 x 2 cm. $200-400

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103. Ancient Engraved Jade Belt Ornament, China. Size: 1.25’’ x 1.75’’ (3 x 4 cm). $200-400

104. Jade pendant, south China, late Qing period. Size: 3’’ x 4.75’’ (8 x 12 x cm). $200-400

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105. Jade pendant, south China, early 20th century. Size: 2.5’’ x 3.5’’ (6 x 9 cm). $200-400

106. 2 ancient Chinese ritual stone objects, including (i) a rare green jade hairpin with whitish suffusion, with dark green still observable, perforated top, slightly curved center which tapers to a point at the lower end, late Shang period; and (ii) a fat-bodied grub or larva form; 14th to 11th century BCE. Sizes: 12’’ x 1’’ x 2’’ (30 x 3 x 5 cm) and 3.5’’ x 1.5’’ x 1.5’’ (9 x 4 x 4 cm). $400-600

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107. 5 ritual stone bracelets and objects, China. Possibly Late Warring States period, 475 to 221 BCE. See: Yang Boda, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Kwan Collection. Ranging in Size from: 3” (8 cm) to 4” (10 cm) Diameter. $400-600

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109. 3 ancient ritual “human mask” beads/pendants, including two jade pieces with “ox-nose” perforations and one carnelian; China, Hongshan Culture, 3500 - 2200 BCE. Ranging in size from: 1.5’’ x 1.75’’ (4 x 4 cm) to 2’’ x 1.5’’ (5 x 4 cm). $400-800

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110. 3 Ancient Stone Beads, China. Sizes: 1) 2’’ x .75’’ (5 x 2 cm); 2) 2’’ x .75’’ (5 x 2 cm); 3) 2’’ x .75’’ (5 x 2 cm). $200-400

111. 3 Chinese Ritual Stone Objects, Hongshang Culture, 3500 - 2200 BCE, including what appears to be a green jade dagger. Sizes: 1) 3’’ x 8’’ (8 x 20 cm); 2) 5’’ x 3’’ (13 x 8 cm); 3) 4.75’’ x 3.75’’ (12 x 10 cm). $200-400

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113. 3 Chinese Ritual Stone Objects, Hongshang Culture, 3500 - 2200 BCE. Sizes: 1) 4.5’’ x 2’’ x 1’’ (11 x 5 x 3 cm); 2) 3.5’’ x 1.25’’ x 1.25’’ (9 x 3 x 3 cm); 3) 5.5’’ x 2’’ x 1’’ (14 x 5 x 3 cm). $200-400

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114 114. 3 Quartz beads, China, 19th c. Each Size: 1.75’’ x .5’’ (4 x 1 cm). $200-400

115. 2 Glass bangles, China, circa 1900. Each Diameter: 3” (8 cm). $200-400

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116 116. Rare Tibetan Shag Rug, Circa 1900, wool. Size: 30’’ x 70’’ (76 x 178 cm). $400-600

117. Baktiari Double Saddlebag, Persia, Circa 1900. Mixed weave, including kilim, sumak, and pile weave. Size: 48’’ x 37’’ (122 x 94 cm). $200-400

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118. Yomud Chuval, Turkmenistan, Circa 1900. Material: wool surface, wool warp. Size: 33’’ x 46’’ (84 x 117 cm). Size: 33’’ x 46’’ (84 x 117 cm). $200-400

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119. Yomud Chuval, Turkmenistan, Circa 1900. Material: wool surface, wool warp. Size: 29’’ x 44’’ (74 x 112 cm). $200-400

120. Yomud Flatweave, Turkmenistan, Circa 1900. Material: wool surface, wool warp. Size: 44’’ x 47’’ (112 x 119 cm). $200-400

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121. Yomud Flatwoven Main Carpet, Turkmenistan, Circa 1900. Material: wool surface, wool warp. Size: 125’’ x 69’’ (318 x 175 cm). $400-600

122. Vintage tribal Thai/Lao cotton hanging, northern Laos, early-mid 20th century. Size: 25’’ x 51.5’’ (64 x 131 cm). $200-400

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123. Lao deer wall hanging with a “void” silhouette deer pattern woven from all handspun cotton, northern Laos, early-mid 20th century. Size: 36’’ x 67.5’’ (91 x 171 cm). $200-400

124. Cotton and silk hanging picturing six antelope, northern Laos, early-mid 20th century. Size: 36’’ x 64’’ (91 x 163 cm). $200-400

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125. Woven cotton and silk hanging with deer motif, northern Laos, early-mid 20th century. Size: 34’’ x 62’’ (86 x 157 cm). $200-400

126. Painting on cotton depicting peacocks in floral setting, northern China, c 1900. Size: 91’’ x 49’’ (231 x 124 cm). $400-800

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127. Quan Chet Mien priest’s vestment, cotton with silk embroidery featuring dragons, depictions of the gentle chi’ilin, butterflies, heavenly bodies and waves,Vietnam, early 20th century. Size: 37.5’’ x 25.5’’ (95 x 65 cm). $300-600

128. Yao highest level priest’s robe with silk embroidery on cotton with gods, dragons and other mythical creatures and forces of nature, China, circa 1900. Size: 39’’ x 34’’ (99 x 86 cm). $400-800

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129. An old and exceptional Yao priest’s cotton robe embroidered with silk, Laos or China, 19th century. Size: 50’’ x 40.5’’ (127 x 103 cm). $500-1000

130. Yao priest or shaman’s cotton robe embroidered with silk, adorned with gods, mythical creatures, and forces of nature. China, circa 1900. Size: 40.5’’ x 35.5’’ (103 x 90 cm). $400-800 129

130 131. Yao highest level priest’s robe with silk embroidery on cotton, adorned with dragons on the front flaps and the Three Pure Ones, the symbolic chi’ilin (similar to the unicorn), rows of gods and ancestors, the Five Sacred Mountains and the Endless Seas on the back. China, circa 1900. Size: 45’’ x 39’’ (114 x 99 cm). $400-800

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132. Exceptionally detailed Li dragon cover (long bei), of silk embroidery on cotton, Hainan, China, late Ming/ early Qing period (18th/19th century). Size: 78’’ x 51’’ (198 x 130 x cm). $2000-4000

133. A graphically beautiful Li dragon cover (long bei), late Ming/ early Qing period (18th/19th century). Size: 73’’ x 45.75’’ (185 x 116 x cm). $2000-4000

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134. An elegant Li ceremonial dragon cover (long bei), Hainan, China, late Ming/ early Qing period (18th/19th century). Size: 80.75’’ x 49.5’’ (205 x 126 cm). $2000-4000 134

135. Very fine embroidered abaca ikat jacket and pants set, Bagogo People, Philippines, early to mid 20th century. The design is created with a resist dyeing process which involves embroidering the design and then dyeing the fabric, then removing the embroidery to reveal the undyed section. Sizes: 1) 21.5’’ x 35.5’’ (55 x 90 cm); 2) 21’’ x 56’’ (53 x 142 cm). $500-1000

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136. Rare Yi hemp vest, Yunnan, China, early 20th Century. Size: 22.5’’ x 23.5’’ (57 x 60 cm). $400-800

137. Bagobo people cotton shirt embellished with shells, southern Philippines, early 20th century. Size: 13’’ x 52.25’’ (33 x 133 cm). $200-400 137

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138. Yi indigo-dyed cotton wedding tunic with applique trim, south China, early-mid 20th century. Size: 41.5’’ x 39’’ (105 x 99 cm). $300-600

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139. 2 Ha Li textiles including Ha Li cotton and silk skirt, Hainan, early 20th century and Ha Li jacket, Hainan, China, early to mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 23’’ x 51.5’’ (58 x 131 cm); 2) 25’’ x 18.5’’ (64 x 47 cm). $400-800

140. 2 Miao cotton applique baby carriers, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 30’’ x 28.5’’ (76 x 72 cm); 2) 36.5’’ x 62.5’’ (93 x 159 cm). $200-400 139

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141. Hani indigo dyed burnished cotton ten-layer jacket, Yunnan, China, early to mid 20th century. The Hani created jackets using layers of material to show status. The more layers, the higher the status. Such jackets were used for weddings and special occasions. Size: 23.25’’ x 36’’ (59 x 91 cm). $300-600

142. Kachin cotton jacket with cowrie shells, Burma, early 20th century. Size: 18.5’’ x 27’’ (47 x 69 cm). $200-400

143. Chin woman’s cotton apron, Burma, early-mid 20th century. Size: 64.25’’ x 35.5’’ (163 x 90 cm). $200-400

144. Lao Song man’s festival indigo-dyed tunic, northern Laos, early-mid 20th century. Size: 35’’ x 56.5’’ (89 x 144 cm). $300-600

145. Rare Lao Song reversible tunic. The undecorated inside was worn for ceremonial use, along with a skirt, and the decorated outside was only intended to be exposed for use on the owner’s coffin. Hand-spun indigo- dyed cotton with small geometric pieces of silk, northern Laos, early to mid 20th century. Size: 35.5’’ x 47’’ (90 x 119 cm). $400-800 146 146. Danzai Miao cotton jacket with silk embroidery, south China, early 20th century. Size: 15.5’’ x 52’’ (39 x 132 cm). $300-600

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147. 2 Hmong cotton appliqué vests, northern Laos, mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 16.5’’ x 18.5’’ (42 x 47 cm); 2) 16.75’’ x 17.5’’ (43 x 44 cm). $200-400

148. Sind cotton and silk embroidered (i) dress with mica mirrors and false pearls, and (ii) “pocket” cloth with mica mirrors, Pakistan, early to mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 14’’ x 14.5’’ (36 x 37 cm); 2) 25’’ x 25’’ (64 x 64 cm). $200-300

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149. 2 Chin cotton and silk shirts, with glass beads and cowrie shells, Burma, late 19th-early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 18’’ x 19.25’’ (46 x 49 cm); 2) 18’’ x 20.25’’ (46 x 51 cm). $200-400

150. Beautifully detailed Hmong cotton and velvet baby carrier, northern Thailand, early-mid 20th century. Size: 22’’ x 18’’ (56 x 46 cm). $200-400

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151. A rare and striking Lu Mien Yao cotton saddle cushion, with graphically bold applique, northern Laos or Thailand, early 20th century. Size: 36’’ x 28’’ (91 x 71 cm). During the wedding festivities the bride comes by horseback into the village of her prospective husband seated on a blanket covered by this cotton cover decorated with auspicious appliquéd symbols. The cloth is then taken by the bride to kneel in front of the priest when paying respect to her husband’s family and her new clan ancestors. Reference: Jess G. Pourret, THE YAO The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. $300-600

152. 2 Chin textiles including Chin breast cloth of homespun cotton, Burma, late 19th-early 20th c., and Chin cotton skirt edged on top and bottom with rows of tiny beads, Burma, circa mid-20th century. Sizes: 1)18.5’’ x 38.25’’ (47 x 97 cm); 2) 30’’ x 11’’ (76 x 28 cm). $200-400

153. Chin cotton and goats wool skirtcloth and Kachin cotton and goats wool skirt, Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 61.5’’ x 32.5’’ (156 x 83 cm); 2) 59’’ x 31.5’’ (150 x 80 cm). [Ref. Textiles from Burma]. $400-800

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154. 2 Chin cotton textiles including a Chin woman’s cotton shoulder cloth, Burma, early to mid 20th, and a Chin man’s blanket, Burma, circa 1960s. Sizes: 1) 80’’ x 40.5’’ (203 x 103 cm); 2) 36’’ x 18.5’’ (91 x 47 cm). $200-400

155. 2 Haka Chin woman’s silk skirtcloth textiles, Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 36.5’’ x 54’’ (93 x 137 cm); 2) 28.5’’ x 50’’ (72 x 127 cm). $300-600

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156. 2 Haka Chin textiles including a woman’s cotton and silk skirtcloth with buttons, cowries and seed beads, and a woman’s silk skirtcloth, Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1)31.5’’ x 27.5’’ (80 x 70 cm); 2) 40’’ x 26.5’’ (102 x 67 cm). $200-400

157. 2 Kachin cotton and goats wool skirtcloths, Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 64’’ x 28’’ (163 x 71 cm); 2) 62’’ x 28’’ (157 x 71 cm). $200-400

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158. 2 Haka Chin textiles including woman’s cotton skirtcloth with cowrie shells, early 20th c., and woman’s silk top, Burma, early-mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 36.5’’ x 46’’ (93 x 117 cm); 2) 36.5’’ x 46’’ (93 x 117 cm). $200-400

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159. 3 Chin cotton breast cloths, Burma, first half 20th century. Sizes: 1) 29’’ x 13.5’’ (74 x 34 cm); 2) 32.5’’ x 14.75’’ (83 x 37 cm); 3) 32.5’’ x 14.5’’ (83 x 37 cm). $200-400

160. 2 Chinese Minority cotton and silk blankets including one extremely fine Tujia blanket from south China, early 20th century, and one Buyi blanket, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 46’’ x 40.5’’ (117 x 103 cm); 2) 37’’ x 27’’ (94 x 69 cm). $300-500

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161. 2 Chinese Minority blankets including Buyi cotton blanket of appliquéd, recycled cotton scraps, Guizhou,China, early 20th century, and Yao cotton appliqué blanket, circa 1900. Sizes: 1) 42’’ x 53’’ (107 x 135 cm); 2) 66’’ x 42.5’’ (168 x 108 cm). $200-400

162. Buyi cotton blanket, Yunnan, China, early 20th century. Size: 68’’ x 46’’ (173 x 117 cm). $200-400

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163. Buyi blanket of appliquéd recycled cotton scraps, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Size: 55.25’’ x 37’’ (140 x 94 cm). $200-400

164. Buyi blanket of appliquéd recycled cotton scraps, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Mounted on wood frame. Size: 47’’ x 31.5’’, 119 x 80 cm (stretcher). $200 -400

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165. Buyi cotton appliqué blanket, south China, early 20th century. Mounted on wood frame. Size: 51’’ x 34’’, 130 x 86 cm (stretcher). $200-400

166. Buyi cotton blanket of appliqued recycled cotton scraps, Guizhou, China, early 20th c. Size: 70’’ x 48.5’’ (178 x 123 cm). $200-400

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167. Zhuang cotton and silk blanket, woven in three parts which are sewn together, Guangxi, China, circa 1900. Size: 48’’ x 38’’ (122 x 97 cm). $200-400

168. Zhuang cotton and silk blanket, Guangxi, China, circa 1900. Size: 61’’ x 51’’ (155 x 130 cm). $200-400

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169. Zhuang cotton and silk blanket woven in three parts sewn together, Guangxi, China, circa 1900. Size: 60’’ x 43’’ (152 x 109 cm). $200-400

170. Zhuang cotton and silk blanket, Guangxi, China, circa 1900. Size: 56’’ x 36.5’’ (142 x 93 cm). $200-400 169

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171. Yao cotton blanket, northern Laos, circa 1900. Size: 62.25’’ x 30.5’’ (158 x 77 cm). $200-400

172. Zhuang cotton and silk blanket, Guangxi, China, circa 1900. Size: 82’’ x 57’’ (208 x 145 cm). $200-400

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172 173. Buyi cotton blanket, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Size: 48.25’’ x 42’’ (123 x 107 cm). $200-400

174. Antique Yao Cotton Blanket Textile, Guangxi, China, early 20th century. Size: 70.25’’ x 52’’ (178 x 132 cm). $200-400

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174 175. 2 Chinese Minority indigo textiles including Miao tie-dyed cotton and burnished cotton hanging, Guizhou, China, early 20th century, and Buyi stitch resist cotton hanging, south China, mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 76’’ x 41.5’’ (193 x 105 cm); 2) 47.5’’ x 37’’ (121 x 94 cm). $200-400

176. 2 Miao blanket of rewoven scraps of worn out cloth, China, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 62’’ x 44.5’’ (157 x 113 cm); 2) 64’’ x 53.5’’ (163 x 136 cm). $200-400 175

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178. Elegant rare Miao burnished cotton indigo baby carrier, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Size: 34.5’’ x 31’’ (88 x 79 cm). $200-400

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179. Miao stenciled batik cotton blanket, Guizhou, China, early-mid 20th century. Size: 68’’ x 52.5’’ (173 x 133 cm). $200-400

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180. Miao cotton and wool baby carrier, Guizhou, China, circa 1900. Size: 30’’ x 28.5’’ (76 x 72 cm). $200-400

181. 3 Lao textiles including: (i) Tai silk and cotton hanging, northern Laos, mid 20th century; (ii) cotton hanging with elephant images, northern Laos, early-mid 20th century; and (iii) cotton and silk shoulder wrap, northern Laos, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 52’’ x 14’’ (132 x 36 cm); 2) 72’’ x 27.25’’ (183 x 69 cm); 3) 24’’ x 60’’ (61 x 152 cm). $300-600

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182. Cotton blanket or sleeping mat woven in handspun dark indigo cotton thread on a background of handspun natural cotton in two panels, northern Laos, possibly Vietnam, early 20th c. Size: 76.25’’ x 31.5’’ (194 x 80 cm). $200-400 183 183. Tai cotton blanket or hanging, northern Laos/Vietnam, early 20th century. Size: 79.5’’ x 26’’ (202 x 66 cm). $200-400

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184. Yao woven cotton blanket, Guangxi, China, early 20th century. Mounted on a wood frame. Size: 52.5’’ x 31.75’’, 133 x 81 cm (stretcher). $200-400

185. Tai cotton blanket or sleeping mat, northern Laos, early-mid 20th century. Size: 55.5’’ x 33.5’’ (141 x 85 cm). $200-400 184

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186. Cotton tube skirt with glass beads woven in, Katu People, southern Laos, early 20th century. Size: 49’’ x 28’’ (124 x 71 cm). $200-400

187. Lao Woven Skirt Textile. Cotton tube skirt, possibly Tai Lue, southern Laos, mid 20th century. Size: 44’’ x 28’’ (112 x 71 cm). Uncut. $200-400

188. Zhuang cotton and satin blanket or bed cover, Guangxi, China, early 20th century. Size: 61.25’’ x 49’’ (156 x 124 cm). Reference: Marsha MacDowell and Lijun Zhang, editors, Quilts of Southwest China. $200-400

189. Tie-dyed silk head cloth, Cham people, Cambodia, early 20th century. Mounted on wood frame. Size: 35’’ x 71’’, 89 x 180 cm (stretcher); 31’’ x 66.5’’, 79 x 169 cm (textile). $300-600

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190. Dai tapestry-woven cotton blanket, Yunnan, China, circa 1900. Mounted on wood frame. Size: 42’’ x 30.5’’, 107 x 77 cm (stretcher). $200-400

191. Tai silk and cotton ceremonial skirt with ikat, northern Laos, late 19th century. Size: 28’’ x 28’’ (71 x 71 cm).Uncut. $300-600 190

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192. Tai Daeng ceremonial cotton and silk skirt with ikat, northern Laos, late 19th c. Size: 28.25’’ x 28.25’’ (72 x 72 cm). Uncut. $300-600

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193. Tai ceremonial cotton and silk ikat skirt, northern Laos, late 19th century. Rare abundance of exceptionally crisp ikat. Mounted on a wood frame. Size: 36’’ x 32’’, 91 x 81 cm (stretcher); 30’’ x 25’’, 76 x 64 cm (textile). $300-600

194. Tai silk and cotton ceremonial skirt with ikat, northern Laos, late 19th century. Size: 34’’ x 55’’ (86 x 140 cm) Cut. $300-600

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195. Tai silk and cotton skirt, northern Laos, circa 1900. Mounted on a wooden frame. Size: 28.25’’ x 59’’, 72 x 150 cm (stretcher). $200-400

196. 2 Run Li skirts, Hainan, China, early to mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 10’’ x 14’’ (25 x 36 cm); 2) 11.5’’ x 14.75’’ (29 x 37 cm). $300-600

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197. Kalinga wrap-around cotton skirt, Northern Philippines, mid-20th century. Size: 42.5’’ x 27.5’’ (108 x 70 cm). $200-400

198. Abaca ikat tube skirt, Bagobo people, southern Philippines, early-mid 20th century. Size: 52.5’’ x 30’’ (133 x 76 cm). $300-600

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199. Abaca ikat tube skirt, Bagobo people, southern Philippines, mid 20th century. Size: 28.5’’ x 23’’ (72 x 58 cm). $300-600

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200. 2 woven cotton blankets, one with double eagle motif, northern Philippines, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 77’’ x 43.5’’ (196 x 110 cm); 2) 78’’ x 48’’ (198 x 122 cm). $200 -400

201. Silk ikat hipwrapper, Cambodia, early 20th century. Size: 34.5’’ x 120’’ (88 x 305 cm). $200-400 200

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202. Fine silk ikat hipwrapper, Cambodia, early 20th century. Size: 112.5’’ x 37’’ (286 x 94 cm). $200-400

203. 2 Meifu Li ceremonial women’s head cloths, silk embroidery on indigo-dyed cotton. The end panels are covered in extremely fine silk embroidery in geometric patterns and Chinese characters. The body is fine indigo cotton. Hainan, China, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 78’’ x 10’’ (198 x 25 cm); 2) 73’’ x 9.5’’ (185 x 24 cm). $300-600 202

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204. 2 Meifu Li ceremonial women’s head cloths, silk embroidery on indigo-dyed cotton. The end panels are covered in extremely fine silk embroidery in geometric patterns and Chinese characters. The body is fine indigo cotton. Hainan, China, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 72’’ x 11’’ (183 x 28 cm); 2) 75’’ x 10’’ (191 x 25 cm). $300-600

205. Striking Ha Li ceremonial cotton skirt, Hainan, early to mid 20th century. Size: 30’’ x 24’’ (76 x 61 cm). Uncut. $300-600 204

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206. 2 Old Ha Li skirts, Hainan, early-mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 31.5’’ x 20.75’’ (80 x 53 cm); 2) 24’’ x 20.5’’ (61 x 52 cm). $300-600

207. Meifu Li cotton skirt with ikat, Hainan, China, early 20th century. Handspun cotton warp ikat with supplementary-warp patterning. Li weavings such as this are highly sought after by collectors because of the sophisticated designing and technical skills they exhibit. Size: 39’’ x 22.5’’ (99 x 57 cm). $400-800

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208. Ha Li cotton and silk skirt, Hainan, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 34.75’’ x 26.5’’ (88 x 67 cm). $300-600

209. Meifu Li cotton skirt with ikat, Hainan, China, early 20th century. Handspun cotton warp ikat with supplementary-warp patterning. Li weavings such as this are highly sought after by collectors because of the sophisticated designing and technical skills they exhibit. Size: 39’’ x 22.5’’ (99 x 57 cm). $400-800 208

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210. Li cotton blanket, Hainan, China, circa 1900. Size: 41.75’’ x 78’’ (106 x 198 cm). $200-400

211. 3 Hua Yao embroidered cotton skirt panels, Hunan, China, mid 20th. Sizes: 1) 28.25’’ x 43’’ (72 x 109 cm); 2) 30’’ x 38’’ (76 x 97 cm); 3) 30’’ x 44.5’’ (76 x 113 cm). $200 -400

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212. Miao stone block printed cotton blanket, Guizhou, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 82’’ x 54’’ (208 x 137 cm). $200-400

213. 2 Yao cotton and silk embroidered head cloth textiles, Guangxi, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 1) 17.5’’ x 25.5’’ (44 x 65 cm) 2) 47.5’’ x 22’’ (121 x 56 cm). $300 -600

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214. 2 Yao cotton and silk embroidered head cloth textiles, Guangxi, China, early to mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 28.5’’ x 17’’ (72 x 43 cm); 2) 38’’ x 17.25’’ (97 x 44 cm). $300 -600

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215. 2 tie-dyed head cloth textiles including one ceremonial cloth known as “Khmer Charput” and one woman’s headcloth known as “kiet”. Such cloths were associated with the Cham peope. Cambodia, early to mid 20th century. Sizes: 1)16.5’’ x 57.25’’ (42 x 145 cm); 2) 31’’ x 31’’ (79 x 79 cm). $400-800

216. Miao cotton batik coverlet, Guizhou, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 62’’ x 44’’ (157 x 112 cm). $200-400

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217. Miao cotton batik coverlet, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Size: 64.25’’ x 43’’ (163 x 109 cm). $200-400

218. Miao cotton batik coverlet, Guizhou, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 63’’ x 41’’ (160 x 104 cm). $200-400

219. Miao cotton batik baby carrier panel, Guizhou, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 28.5’’ x 28.5’’ (72 x 72 cm). $200-400

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220. Miao cotton batik coverlet, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Size: 68.25’’ x 43’’ (173 x 109 cm). $200-400

221. Miao cotton batik coverlet, Guizhou, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 52’’ x 30.25’’ (132 x 77 cm). $200-400

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222. Dong stenciled cotton blanket, Guizhou, China, early to mid 20th century. Size: 70’’ x 51’’ (178 x 130 cm). $200-400

223. Dong finely woven cotton blanket, Guizhou, China, early 20th. Size: 67’’ x 42.5’’ (170 x 108 cm). $200-400

224. Ha Li woman’s silk and cotton skirt, Hainan, China, early 20th century. Size: 35.5’’ x 28’’ (90 x 71 cm). $300-600

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225. 2 pillow covers, silk embroidery on cotton, Swat Valley, Pakistan, early to mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 30.25’’ x 14.5’’ (77 x 37 cm); 2) 28’’ x 14’’ (71 x 36 cm). $200 -400

226. Kuba raffia cloth, Zaire, early 20th century. Size: 23’’ x 21.25’’, 58 x 54 cm (textile); 26’’ x 25’’, 66 x 64 cm (stretcher). $200-300

227. 3 Cambodian silver boxes used for either betel nut, lime or tobacco, one depicting Macchanu, the son of Hanuman, and the mermaid Suvannamaccha; and 2 depicting animal figures. Cambodia, early to mid 20th century. Sizes: 1) 2.5’’ x 4’’ x 2’’ (6 x 10 x 5 cm); 2) 1.75’’ x 2.75’’ x 3’’ (4 x 7 x 8 cm); 3) 2.75’’ x 3.25’’ x 1.75’’ (7 x 8 x 4 cm). Total weight: 163.3 grams. $300-600

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226 228. Unique enameled silver card case, China, late 19 c. Size: 2.25’’ x 3.75’’ (6 x 10 cm). Weight: 75.2 grams. $300-500

229. Turkoman Silver Neckband (bukov) with gold wash and tablecut carnelians, Central Asia, late 19th c. Size: 6’’ x 7’’ x 6.5’’ (15 x 18 x 17 cm). Weight: 373.5 grams. $200-400

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230. 3 Pieces of Antique Tekke Turkoman jewelry including: (i) silver heirloom pendant with gold wash, large tablecut carnelian, embossed silver placques and inlaid bead chips on woven silver chain, Afghanistan, circa 1900; (ii) Tekke Turkoman double heartshaped silver pendant with gold wash and cabochan carnelians, Central Asia, 19th c; (iii) Silver pendant with gold wash and cabochan carnelians on silver chain, Central Asia, circa 1900. Sizes: 1) 3.25’’ x 4.5’’ (8 x 11 cm) Chain: 19” (48 cm);2) 6.75’’ x 5.75’’ (17 x 15 cm); 3) 9’’ x 6.75’’ (23 x 17 cm) Chain: 28” (71 cm). Weight: 686.6 grams. $500-1000

231. Pair of Tekke Turkoman silver bracelets with gold wash and tablecut carnelians, Central Asia, late 19th c. Each Size: 3.25’’ x 2.5’’ x 2’’ (8 x 6 x 5 cm). Weight: 442.4 grams. $400-800

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232. Tekke Turkoman leather and silver amuletor Koran holder called “Kamea Pouch” with gold wash and carnelians, Central Asia, late 19th century. Size: 25.5’’ x 6.5’’ (65 x 17 cm). Weight: 761.2 grams. $400-800

232 233. Yi people silver and cloth earrings, China, early 20th century. Size: 3.75’’ x 1.75’’ (10 x 4 cm). Weight: 31.3 grams. $200-400

234. Silver heirloom necklace with glass beads and coins (dated 1917-1930s), Pakistan, early to mid 20th century. Size: 12’’ x 8.5’’ (30 x 22 cm). Weight: 723.1 grams. $300-600

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235 235. Embossed hollow silver pendant, India, early 20th century. Size: 3.5’’ x 2.5’’ (9 x 6 cm). Weight: 122.7 grams. $200-400

235A. Embossed hollow silver pendant, India, early 20th century. Size: 3.5’’ x 2.5’’ (9 x 6 cm). Weight 123.8 grams. $200-400

236. Embossed hollow silver pendant with four armed goddess, India, early 20th century. Size: 3.25’’ x 2.5’’ (8 x 6 cm). Weight 120.5 grams. $200-400 235A

236 237. 2 hill tribe silver bracelets, Akha, Lahu or Lisu, northern Thailand/ Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1)1.25’’ x 2.25’’ x 2.75’’ (3 x 6 x 7 cm); 2) 1.25’’ x 2’’ x 2.75’’ (3 x 5 x 7 cm). Weight: 160.6 grams. $200-400

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238. 3 enameled silver needle cases, south China, late 19th century. Sizes: 1) 2.75’’ x 1’’ (7 x 3 cm); 2) 2.75’’ x 1’’ (7 x 3 cm); 3) 3.25’’ x 1.25’’ (8 x 3 cm). Weight: 116.1 grams. $200-400

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239. Pair of solid silver bracelets, India, circa 1900. Each Size: 2.5’’ x 3.5’’ (6 x 9 cm). Weight: 434 grams. $300-600 239 240

240. Hollow silver two-part pinned bracelet with beautiful detailing, India, circa 1900. Size: 1.25’’ x 3.75’’ x 3.5’’ (3 x 10 x 9 cm). Weight: 123 grams. $200-400

241. 3 silver bracelets, India, circa 1900. Sizes: 1) 1.5’’ x 3’’ x 3’’ (4 x 8 x 8 cm); 2)1.75’’ x 3’’ x 3’’ (4 x 8 x 8 cm); 3) 2’’ x 3.25’’ x 3.25’’ (5 x 8 x 8 cm). Weight 600.8 grams. $300 -600

242. Pair of hollow silver anklets, India, circa 1900. Each Size: 5.5’’ x 3.5’’ x 1.75’’ (14 x 9 x 4 cm). Weight 260 grams. $200-400

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243. Hmong silver neck torque, northern Thailand, early 20th c. Size: 7’’ x 7.25’’ (18 x 18 cm). Weight: 304 grams. $300-600

244. Hmong solid silver neck torque, Laos, late 19th century. Size: 7.25’’ x 7.25’’ (18 x 18 cm). Weight: 372.8 grams. $300-600 244 245. Geyi Miao twisted wire silver necklace, Guizhou, south China, mid 20th c. Size: 9.5’’ x 9.5’’ x 2.25’’ (24 x 24 x 6 cm). Weight; 76.4 grams. $300-600

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246. Large Miao silver clothing ornament which would be tied to the back of the apron and used as a counterweight in the traditional costume. The conical spiral shape represents the never ending cycle of life. Guizhou, China, early 20th c. Size: 7’’ x 4.25’’ x 1.5’’ (18 x 11 x 4 cm). Weight: 329.4 grams. $300-600 245

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247. Large Miao silver clothing ornament which would be tied to the back of the apron and used as a counterweight in the traditional costume. The conical spiral shape represents the never ending cycle of life. Guizhou, China, early 20th c. Size: 6.5’’ x 4.5’’ (17 x 11 cm). Weight: 364.5 grams. $300-600

248. 3 antique silver tribal bracelets: (i) twisted wire silver bracelet, Gujarat, India, circa 1900; (ii) Miao twisted wire silver bracelet, Guizhou, China, circa 1900; and (iii) silver hill tribe bracelet, northern Thailand, Laos or southern China, early 20th c. Size: 1) 1’’ x 3.5’’ x 3’’ (3 x 9 x 8 cm); 2) 1.25’’ x 3.5’’ x 4’’ (3 x 9 x 10 cm); 3) 1’’ x 2.5’’ x 2.5’’ (3 x 6 x 6 cm). Weight: 386.8 grams. $300-600

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249. Unusual enameled silver necklace with two-part beads holding amuletic cloth, Pakistan, 19c. Length: 18.75” (48 cm). Weight: 159.5 grams. $300-600

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250. Han hollow silver pendant suspended from the mouths of two dragon heads on its corresponding silver neck ring, China, 19th century. Size: 10’’ x 8’’ x 1’’ (25 x 20 x 3 cm). Weight: 401.6 grams. $200-400

251. Pair of solid silver bracelets with snake heads, India, circa 1900. Each Size: 2.75’’ x 2.25’’ (7 x 6 cm). Weight: 179.3 grams. $300-600

252. Enameled silver bracelet, Laos, late 19th century. Size: 3.25’’ x 2.75’’ (8 x 7 cm) diameter. Weight: 111.3 grams. $200-400 251 252

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253. Pair of long plain silver bracelets with raised borders and interrupted buttons along length of opening, Gujarat and Rajasthan, India, circa 1900. Sizes: 1)5.5’’ x 3.25’’ x 3.25’’ (14 x 8 x 8 cm); 2) 5.5’’ x 3.5’’ x 3.25’’ (14 x 9 x 8 cm). Weight 717.8 grams. $500-1000

254. Two-part silver bracelet with central makara heads complexly ornamented with bunched hollow balls, Rajasthan, India, late 19th century. Size: 1’’ x 4’’ x 3.5’’ (3 x 10 x 9 cm) Weight: 254.3 grams. $300-600

253 255. Silver belt with highly detailed linked rosettes, India, circa 1900. Size: 1.25’’ x 14.25’’ (3 x 36 cm) diameter. Weight: 345.1 grams. $200-400

257. Pair of Miao silver bracelets, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Each Size: .5’’ x 3.25’’ x 2.75’’ (1 x 8 x 7 cm). Weight: 300 grams. $200-400 255

256 258. Pair of organic two-part sculptural and sensuous hollow silver anklets, Rajasthan, India, circa 1900. Each Size: 2’’ x 5’’ x 5’’ (5 x 13 x 13 cm). Weight: 258 grams. $400 -600

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259. Yao silver priest’s or official’s Taoist scepter with finely stippled Chinese writing, south China, mid to late 19th century. Length: 14.75” (37 cm). Weight: 26.2 grams. $300-600

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260. Yao silver priest’s or official’s Taoist scepter, south China, mid to late 19th century. Length: 12” (30 cm). Weight: 38.2 grams. $300-600

261. Yao silver priest’s or official’s Taoist scepter, south China, mid to late 19th century. Length: 16.25” (41 cm). Weight: 43.3 grams. $300-600 260

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262. Miao solid silver bracelet pair, Guizhou, China, early 20th century. Each Size: .5’’ x 3.25’’ x 3.25’’ (1 x 8 x 8 cm). Weight: 372.5 grams. $200-400

263. Rare old silver Hmong long, hook-shaped ear ornaments, Southwest China, early 20th c. Hmong women wore these ornaments horizontally, attached to their chignons; the studs are worn in the ear lobe. Each Size: 8.5’’ x 5’’ (22 x 13 cm). Weight: 77 grams. $200-400

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263 264. Miao silver earrings or ear plugs, Guizhou, China, circa 1900. Each Size: .75’’ x 1.5’’ (2 x 4 cm). Diameter. Weight: 173.6 grams. $200-400

265. Heavy silver dowry necklace (varloh) with silver-wrapped spirals in one amazing continuous wire torque, Gujarat, India, circa 1900. Size: 7.25’’ x 7.5’’ x 1.75’’ (18 x 19 x 4 cm). Weight: 632.3 grams. $300-600

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266. Akha people silver neck piece with etched florets, northern Thailand/Burma, circa 1900. Size: 7.5’’ x 7.75’’ (19 x 20 cm). Weight: 276.3 grams. $300-600

267. Hmong solid silver neck torque, Laos, late 19th century. Size: 8.25’’ x 8.5’’ (21 x 22 cm). Weight: 543.4 grams. $300-600 266

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268. 3 large Akha silver jacket clasps or clothing decorations, beautifully incised, on custom-made metal stands, northern Thailand/Burma, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 5.75” (15 cm) Diameter, Height on Stand: 7.5” (19 cm) 2) 5” (13 cm) Diameter, Height on Stand: 6” (15 cm) 3) 5.5” (14 cm) Diameter, Height on Stand: 6.5” (17 cm). Total weight not including stands: 636.4 grams. $300-600

269. Silver bracelet, India, late 19th century. Size: .75’’ x 4.25’’ x 4.25’’ (2 x 11 x 11 cm). Weight: 164.1 grams. $200-400

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270. Pair of silver bracelets embellished with granulation, India, circa 1900. Each Size: 1.25’’ x 4.25’’ x 4.24’’ (3 x 11 x 11 cm). Weight: 535.5 grams. $300-600 271

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271. Group of 3 Hmong silver spirit lock pendants used in soul-calling ceremonies by the priest or shaman. The lock was thought to hold the person’s spirits in place. Northern Siam/Laos, early 20th century. Sizes: 1) 2.25’’ x 3.5’’ (6 x 9 cm); 2) 2.25’’ x 4’’ (6 x 10 cm); 3) 2.5’’ x 3.75’’ (6 x 10 cm). Weight: 272.9 grams. $300-600

272. Solid engraved silver bracelet, Laos, inscribed 1958. Size: .75’’ x 2.75’’ x 2’’ (2 x 7 x 5 cm). Weight: 186.9 grams. $200-400

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273. Native American bolo tie with a large flat possibly turquoise stone set in a very skilled silver sawtooth bezel, circa 1940’s. Size: 2.75’’ x 2’’ (7 x 5 cm). $100-200

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274. Zuni silver and inlaid turquoise ranger set and leather belt, southwest US, 1940s. Size: 1.75’’ x 38’’ (4 x 97 cm). $200-400

275. Matching Zuni silver and inlaid turquoise bracelet and ring, southwest US, 1950’s. Sizes: 1)1.25’’ x 2’’ x 1.75’’ (3 x 5 x 4 cm); 2) .75’’ x .75’’ x .75’’ (2 x 2 x 2 cm). Weight: 49.6 grams. $200-400

276 276. Native American silver inlay bracelet, SW United States, 1950s-60s. Size: 2.25’’ x 2.75’’ x 2’’ (6 x 7 x 5 cm). Weight: 78.7 grams. $200-400

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For example, if the bids are progressing in $10 dollar increments and an absentee falls at a $5 increment we will not take the bid since it is less than the $10 increment. Following are general guidelines for bidding increments: $0-$100 by $10 increments $100-$500 by $25 increments $500-$1,000 by $50 increments $1,000 $3,000 by $100 increments $3,000-$5,000 by $250 increments $5,000-$10,000 by $500 increments $10,000-$30,000 by $1,000 increments $30,000-$50,000 by $2,500 increments $50,000-$100,000 by $5,000 increments $100,000-$200,000 by $10,000 increments Above $200,000 auctioneers discretion 66


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