CENTRAL & FAR EAST ASIAN TEXTILES

For Sale ANTIQUE TEXTILES
  • Chinese kosu collar from an imperial robe • circa 1800
    Chinese kosu collar from an imperial robe • circa 1800
  • SW Chinese Guizho / Guangxi Buiyi / Bouyei silk weft float brocade •  circa 1900
    SW Chinese Guizho / Guangxi Buiyi / Bouyei silk weft float brocade • circa 1900

    120 x 94cm

  • ( Pair ) Meow applique new cushion pads using old materials Guizhou or Guangxi province of SW China
    ( Pair ) Meow applique new cushion pads using old materials Guizhou or Guangxi province of SW China

    42 x 42 cm

  • Japanese late Edo silk brocade kesa, buddhist priest’s vestment • late Edo period 19th cent
    Japanese late Edo silk brocade kesa, buddhist priest’s vestment • late Edo period 19th cent

    Some Kesa vestments were originally made from old scraps of material donated to the priests. Some devotees who gave to Buddhist institutions were often keen to give very expensive items, so some kesas were created from wonderful silk brocades such as our example seen here in ‘ Satsuma ‘ type colouring although The use of old material reflects the position of the Buddha who went about in rags. These are worn draped over the shoulder by the priest. The term derives from the sanskrit word kasaya ( mixed up an allusion to the dying process ). Within each garment the fragments are typically arranged within a framed border of a series of columns numbering 7 to 25 which indicated not only the function but also the rank of the wearer. Attached cords helped hold the kesa in place.

  • Turkmen / N. Afghanistan mixed dye technique shawl • early 20th cent
    Turkmen / N. Afghanistan mixed dye technique shawl • early 20th cent

    Wax resist and tie dye

  • Javanese batik signed H. Mawandi •  early 20th cent (?)
    Javanese batik signed H. Mawandi • early 20th cent (?)
  • Uzbek ikat Yellow ikat
    Uzbek ikat Yellow ikat

    Ref: 10811

  • East Turkestan ( Chinese Xinjiang )  purdah face mesh with brocade details • probably 19th cent
    East Turkestan ( Chinese Xinjiang ) purdah face mesh with brocade details • probably 19th cent
  • Balouchi dress with silk embroidery • probably first half 20th cent
    Balouchi dress with silk embroidery • probably first half 20th cent
  • Uzbekistan provincial Bokhara Suzani
    Uzbekistan provincial Bokhara Suzani

    The silk ikat robe in the foreground is not available

  • Uzbekistan tie dye and stamped or block print silk • early or mid 20th cent
    Uzbekistan tie dye and stamped or block print silk • early or mid 20th cent
  • Tadjik Perde silk embroidered and pulled thread face cover • 19th  cent
    Tadjik Perde silk embroidered and pulled thread face cover • 19th cent

    Possibly only a fragment as the usual form would be to have matched embroidered side panels as top and bottom with the zoomorphic embroidery.

  • S. Uzbekistan Suzani type embroidery on purple silk ground • 19th cent
    S. Uzbekistan Suzani type embroidery on purple silk ground • 19th cent

    ref 1121 Size 124 x 90cm