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Antique textiles & related items from Indonesia, Malaysia, India & elsewhere in Asia and beyond are presented here.

Most items have been sourced from within the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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5044

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Dyed Cotton Prayer Cloth (Jainamaz)

Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
circa 1850

length: 118cm, width: 90.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK

3814

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Lampung Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Balak)

Abung People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920

length: 118cm, width: 61cm (these are the dimensions for one side of the double-sided skirt)

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of Indonesian textiles and other ethnographica.

3739

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Rare Tai Shan Quilted, Woven & Embroidered Jacket


19th century

Shan, Chin or Related People, Eastern Burma, Northern Thailand or Laos

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Provenance

private collection, London; art market, Paris.

3576

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Baule Wooden Strip Loom Reed Beater

Baule People, Ivory Coast
early 20th century

length: 20cm, width: 21cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3815

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Lampung Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Jung Sarat)

Abung or Pubian Peoples, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920

length: 115cm, width: 63cm (these are the dimensions for one side of the double-sided skirt)

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Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of Indonesian textiles and other ethnographica.

3817

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Gold & Coloured Silk Thread & Red Silk ‘Winged Dragon’ Songket

Malay people, Palembang, Indonesia
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 206cm, width: 80cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Indonesian textiles and other ethnographica.

3818

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Malay Gold & Coloured Silk Thread & Red Silk Songket

Malay people, Palembang, Indonesia or East Coast Malaysia
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 203cm, width: 74cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Indonesian textiles and other ethnographica.

1498

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Sumatran Silk Ceremonial Jacket (Baju) with Gold Brocade

Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

length: 46cm, width (with arms outstretched): 163cm

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1144

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Indian Kutch Silk Embroidered Linen Panel

Kutch, Northern India
19th century

dimensions: 57cm x 58cm

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Provenance

Lehman Brothers Corporate Collection - the textile was part of the bank's corporate collection prior to its collapse in 2008.

561

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Ikat Selendang Cloth

'Greater Blossom' Clan, Savu, Eastern Indonesia
late 19th century

length: 184cm (not including fringe); width: 90cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1968

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Acehnese Woman’s Embroidered Vest (Baju Mesirat)

Gayo or Alas People, Central Aceh, Indonesia
early 20th century

width: 42cm, length: 43cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

1967

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Indonesian Lampung Embroidered Jacket

Kauer People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1900

width: 131cm, length: 32cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

5304

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Pair of Chinese Embroidered Slippers

Straits Settlements or China
early 20th century

length: 25.3cm

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Provenance

collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963).

1966

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Indonesian Lampung Embroidered Jacket

Kauer People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1900

width: 152.5cm, length: 33.5cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

1965

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Unusual Lampung Embroidered Jacket

Kauer People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1900

width: 157cm, length: 38cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

1964

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Lampung Embroidered Jacket

Kauer People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1900

width: 141.5cm, length: 31cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

2127

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Aceh Woman’s Embroidered Vest (Baju Mesirat)

Gayo or Alas People, Central Aceh, Indonesia
early 20th century

width: 38cm, length: 40cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

1970

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Thai Hmong Man’s Embroidered Jacket

Hmong People, Northern Thailand
First half of the 20th century

width: 136cm, length: 42cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

1971

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Thai Man’s Embroidered Jacket

Hmong People, Northern Thailand
First half of the 20th century

width: 136cm, length: 42cm

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Provenance

UK private collection

4056

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Embroidered Akho Gara Sari

Parsee, Surat region, India
late 19th century

length: 530cm, width: 120cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3551

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Fine Punjab Embroidered Sikh Phulkari Textile

Western Punjab, India
circa 1870

length: 244cm, width: 131cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3552

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Fine Indian Embroidered Phulkari Textile

Western Punjab, India
circa 1900

length: 237cm, width: 116cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3557

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Velvet Wedding Awning with Couching & Applique Work (Tirai)

Malay People, Sumatra, Indonesia & Malay Peninsula
early 20th century

length: 193cm, width: 70cm

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Provenance

UK art market

3831

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Ceremonial Iban Pua Textile

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
circa 1940

length: 258cm, width: 115cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

3838

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Ceremonial Pua Borneo Textile

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo
circa 1920

length: 241cm, width: 155cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

3839

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Ceremonial Borneo Iban Pua Textile

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
circa 1930

length: 230cm, width: 93cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

3841

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Iban Ceremonial Pua Textile

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo
circa 1940

length: 209cm, width: 119cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

3829

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Ceremonial Borneo Iban Pua Textile

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
circa 1940

length: 198cm, width: 131cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

3834

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Ceremonial Borneo Iban Pua Textile

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
circa 1930

length (including fringes): 226cm, width: 100cm

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Provenance

Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

3835

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Ceremonial Borneo Iban Pua Textile

Iban People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
circa 1935

length (including fringes): 235cm, width: 98cm

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Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.

3821

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Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Tua) Fragment

Pubian People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
circa 1920

length: 114cm, width: 58cm

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Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of Indonesian textiles and other ethnographica.