Asian Antiques by Silk Road
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 2000 item #846621 (stock #42-89)
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Two splendid cranes with outstretched wings form the strong art deco-like design on this large Japanese blue indigo batik cotton panel. The white cranes stand in stark contrast to the deep indigo background. Indigo veining runs throughout the birds in this contemporary piece from the early 1990s. Important emblems in Japan, cranes symbolize fidelity and longevity. This large 40-inch (102 cm) square panel is in perfect condition.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 2000 item #813130 (stock #12-24)
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The white goats in this colorful Chinese folk painting climb a blue/green hill tinged with red by the huge setting sun. Gouache on paper, this piece from Huxian County in Shaanxi Province is unsigned, as was generally the case for art from China’s peasant painting communities...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1950 item #636635 (stock #62-18)
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Embroidered in the tribal style of the mountain-dwelling Red Yao, this homespun natural indigo tunic came from a village in Tuyen Quang Province in the North Vietnam Highlands. Although this Yao group, also known as the Mien, lu Mien, Dao and Highland Yao, shares some cultural traditions with their Yao tribal cousins in Laos, Thailand and Burma, the Red Yao wear costumes with their own distinctive touches...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1910 item #634733 (stock #62-27)
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This Japanese Meiji interior transom (ranma) is the perfect size for use as a decorative headboard. A tranquil seaside scene carved into the nicely grained wood shows cypress trees and a lighthouse in the foreground with small boats riding gentle waves in the distance. The panel is framed with a narrow black lacquered liner set within a dark red lacquered outer frame. Ranma were an integral part of the architecture of the old Japanese frame houses...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #718339 (stock #54-16)
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The chrysanthemum, a classic Japanese design element, is worked elegantly into a geometric pattern in this silk brocade fukuro obi. Worn by Japanese women with kimono, the obi is used as a belt to adjust the length of the kimono and is tied in a variety of complex ways. Obi are the palettes on which Japanese textile artists have lavished their skills. The richness of the long belts has always been regarded as equal to or more important than that of the kimono...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #540197 (stock #18-28)
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A curving pumpkin-colored line sweeps down the 13-foot length of this early 20th century silk brocade Japanese obi. Triangular areas filled with brocaded curved shapes in metallic gold, blue, green and gray point in from the sides defining the path of the pumpkin-colored line. This most unusual and striking obi is constructed in the fukuro style, with the pattern covering sixty percent of the front side and the back fully covered in unpatterned pumpkin silk...