CENTRAL & FAR EAST ASIAN TEXTILES

Goods ANTIQUE TEXTILES
  • Java Rembang silk lokan salengang batik • first half 20C (made for the Balinese market)
    Java Rembang silk lokan salengang batik • first half 20C (made for the Balinese market)

    Acquired by previous owner’s parents 1950

  • Tajik large silk Suzani with inscription • first half 20th cent
    Tajik large silk Suzani with inscription • first half 20th cent

    230 x 206cm
    RESERVED

  • Chinese silk tapestry kosu imperial dragon robe fragment • early 19C
    Chinese silk tapestry kosu imperial dragon robe fragment • early 19C
  • Eastern Burma S'kaw Karen tunic (?) embroidered with seeds
    Eastern Burma S'kaw Karen tunic (?) embroidered with seeds

    66 x 62cm

  • ( 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    Some Kesa vestments were originally made from old scraps of material donated to the priests.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.

  • Uzbek ikat Yellow ikat * 19th C
    Uzbek ikat Yellow ikat * 19th C

    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 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

    RESERVED

  • 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

  • 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.