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

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8480

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    Anatolian Woven Saddle Bag

    Turkey, probably the Yoruk people, Taurus Mountains, Anatolia
    early 20th century

    length: approximately 100.5cm, width: approximately 51.5cm

    Provenance

    private collection, London, UK

    7261

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      Fijian Bark Cloth Beater (Ike ni Masi), ex Tost & Rohu of Sydney

      Fiji
      19th century

      legnth: 41cm, width: 4cm, weight: 516g

      Provenance

      private collection, UK; Acquired from Tost & Rohu, Sydney - 1930s or earlier

      8461

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        Fijian Barkcloth Cloth (Masi)

        Fiji
        19th-20th century

        length: approximately 170.5cm, width: approximately 87cm

        Provenance

        UK art market

        5517

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          Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

          Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
          19th century

          approx. length of embroidered section of each: 21.3cm, height: 14.8cm

          Provenance

          private collection, UK.

          6524

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            Mongo Woman’s Woven Buttock Shield (Bakonga)

            Mongo People, Congo
            early 20th century

            length: approximately 88cm, width: 8.3cm, weight: 157g

            Provenance

            private collection, London, UK.

            7148

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              Tibetan Noble’s Fine Bone & Silk Belt

              Tibet
              19th century

              length (including buckle): 105cm, width: 4.9cm, weight: 226g

              Provenance

              private collection, Germany.

              5993

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                Large, Rare Ottoman Embroidered Ceremonial Metal-Thread & Purple Velvet Circular Sinni Tray or Table Cover (Sofra Bezi)

                Ottoman Turkey, probably Istanbul
                18th-19th century

                diameter: 84cm

                Reserved

                Provenance

                UK art market

                6602

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                  Naga Cowrie Shell Apron or Loin Cloth

                  Naga People, Burma (Myanmar)
                  early 20th century

                  length: 69.2cm, width: 22.5cm, weight: 548g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  6521

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                    Andaman Islands Man’s Dance Regalia

                    Andaman Islands, possibly from the Jarawa Tribe, South Andaman
                    circa 1900

                    indicative length of headdress (band & tassels): 49cm

                    Provenance

                    private collection, London. UK; previously, Charles Wilfred Hext (b.1880-1919)

                    5383

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                      Parsi (Parsee) Red Sari Embroidered Border (Kor Ni Sari)

                      Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
                      early 20th century

                      length: approximately 518cm, width: 115cm

                      Provenance

                      from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                      5382

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                        Parsi (Parsee) Blue Sari with Embroidered Border (Kor Ni Sari)

                        Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India
                        early 20th century

                        length: approximately 449cm, width: 112cm

                        Provenance

                        from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                        5656

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                          Rare Gujarati Silk Trade Shawl with Rare Tax Stamps

                          Gujarat, Western India
                          late 18th century

                          152.5cm x 151cm

                          Provenance

                          UK art market

                          6387

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                            Chin Woman’s Woven Silk Tube Skirt (Hni Tial)

                            Hakha Chin People, Chin State, Western Burma (Myanmar)
                            circa 1950

                            118cm x 69cm

                            6386

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                              Burmese Royal Silk Achiek Cloth Sutra Cover

                              Burma (Myanmar)
                              19th century

                              70cm x 78cm

                              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)

                                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

                                  Shan, Chin or Related People, Eastern Burma, Northern Thailand or Laos
                                  19th century

                                  length: 74cm, width: 56cm

                                  Provenance

                                  private collection, London; art market, Paris.

                                  5846

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                                    Five Chinese Enamelled Hanging Ornaments

                                    China
                                    circa 1850

                                    lengths: 65cm-98cm

                                    Provenance

                                    UK art market

                                    6132

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                                      Ceremonial Dayak Beaded Hat with Pig Tusks

                                      Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                      20th century

                                      length: 29cm, width: 23cm, height: 9.5cm

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      6188

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                                        Superb, Berber Carved Wooden Spindle Whorl

                                        Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
                                        19th century

                                        diameter: 6.4cm, height: 2.1cm

                                        Provenance

                                        private collection, London, UK

                                        6187

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                                          Fine, Berber Carved Wooden Spindle Whorl

                                          Berber People, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
                                          19th century

                                          diameter: 5.8cm, height: 2.7cm

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection, UK

                                          6001

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                                            North Indian Velvet Jacket with Fine Zardozi Embroidery

                                            Northern India, possibly Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
                                            19th century

                                            width across arms: 78cm, length: 40cm

                                            Provenance

                                            private collection, UK.

                                            6218

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                                              Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

                                              Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly commissioned from China
                                              early to mid-20th century

                                              height: 93cm, width: 95.5cm

                                              Provenance

                                              Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

                                              6221

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                                                Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

                                                Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.
                                                early 20th century

                                                height: 92cm, width: 104cm

                                                Provenance

                                                Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

                                                6220

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                                                  Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

                                                  Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly produced in Java, Indonesia
                                                  circa 1900

                                                  height: 97cm, width: 89cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

                                                  6219

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                                                    Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

                                                    Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly commissioned from China
                                                    early to mid-20th century

                                                    height: 93cm, width: 95.5cm

                                                    Reserved

                                                    Provenance

                                                    Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

                                                    6222

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                                                      Seven Very Fine Indian Zardozi Textile Borders

                                                      Northern India
                                                      19th century-early 20th century

                                                      6.3cmx149cm, 7.7cmx115cm, 4.7cmx185cm, 7.2cmx335cm, 6.0cmx306cm, 5.5cmx258cm, 5.8cmx327cm

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, UK

                                                      6492

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                                                        Very Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Priest’s Costume with Leather & Mirrors

                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                        circa 1850

                                                        length: 96.5cm, width: 54.5cm (approximately)

                                                        Provenance

                                                        found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

                                                        6493

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                                                          Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Shrine Leather Bag (Laba)

                                                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                          circa 1850

                                                          width: 49.5cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

                                                          5393

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                                                            Parsi (Parsee) Cream Sari with Pallav & Embroidered Border (Kor Pallav No Garo)

                                                            Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
                                                            early 20th century

                                                            length: 451cm, width: 114cm

                                                            Provenance

                                                            from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                                                            5759

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                                                              Dayak Beaded Loin Cloth or Cache Sexe

                                                              Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                              early 20th century

                                                              27cm x 16.5cm

                                                              Provenance

                                                              UK art market

                                                              5322

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                                                                Straits Chinese Groom’s Double-Sided, Finely Embroidered Blue Wedding Sash

                                                                Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
                                                                late 19th or early 20th century

                                                                length: 197cm, width: 6.5cm

                                                                Provenance

                                                                Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

                                                                5319

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                                                                  Finely Embroidered Straits Chinese Silk Wedding Valance

                                                                  Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
                                                                  circa 1900

                                                                  wdith: 175cm, length (including tassel hangings): 103cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  Acquired by a former colonial British Resident Advisor to Kelantan in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

                                                                  5315

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                                                                    Embroidered Chinese Wall Hanging with Shou (寿) & other Daoist Deities

                                                                    China, exported to the Straits Settlements
                                                                    19th century

                                                                    dimensions of backing material: 120cm x 84cm

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                    5316

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                                                                      Finely Embroidered Straits Chinese Silk Wedding Valance

                                                                      Straits Chinese, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang, Malacca)
                                                                      circa 1900

                                                                      width: 95cm, length; 58cm

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      Acquired by a colonial administrator in the early 20th century, and has been in England since.

                                                                      5810

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                                                                        Glass Beaded Wedding Slippers (Kasut Manek)

                                                                        Straits Chinese Community, Singapore, Malacca or Penang
                                                                        circa 1920

                                                                        length: 25cm

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        UK art market

                                                                        5299

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                                                                          Pair of Malay Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                                          Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                          circa 1920

                                                                          approx. length of embroidered section of each: 24.5cm, height: 8cm

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                          4844

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                                                                            Parsi Embroidered Vest (Jhabla)

                                                                            Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
                                                                            19th century

                                                                            height: 64cm, width: 57cm

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                                                                            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)

                                                                              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.

                                                                              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

                                                                                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.

                                                                                1144

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                                                                                  Framed, Indian Kutch Silk Embroidered Linen Panel, ex-Lehman Brothers

                                                                                  Kutch, Northern India
                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                  dimensions: 57cm x 58cm

                                                                                  Sold

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  Lehman Brothers Corporate Collection - the textile was part of the bank's corporate collection prior to its collapse in 2008, and was sold at Christie's in the aftermath of the collapse.

                                                                                  561

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                                                                                    Ikat Selendang Cloth

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

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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK private collection

                                                                                        1966

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                                                                                          Indonesian Lampung Embroidered Jacket

                                                                                          Kauer People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                          circa 1900

                                                                                          width: 152.5cm, length: 33.5cm

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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

                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                UK private collection

                                                                                                4941

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                                                                                                  Indian Embroidered & Mirrored Cotton Upper Garment (Choli), with a 19th century Label Card

                                                                                                  Northern India
                                                                                                  19th century

                                                                                                  width from arm to arm: 77cm, length: 37cm

                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                  old private collection, UK.

                                                                                                  5358

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                                                                                                    Malay Woven Cotton Textile (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                    Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                    early 20th century

                                                                                                    198cm x 112cm

                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                    collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                    5352

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                                                                                                      Two Malay Cotton Woven Textiles (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                      Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                                      both about 226cm x 102cm

                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                      collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                      5350

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                                                                                                        Malay Cotton Woven Textile (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                        Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                        early 20th century

                                                                                                        228cm x 107cm

                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                        collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                          UK private collection

                                                                                                          1971

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                                                                                                            Hmong Man’s Embroidered Jacket

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

                                                                                                            width: 136cm, length: 42cm

                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                            UK private collection

                                                                                                            4056

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                                                                                                              Embroidered Akho Gara Sari

                                                                                                              Parsee (Parsi) Surat region, India
                                                                                                              late 19th century

                                                                                                              length: 530cm, width: 120cm

                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                              UK art market

                                                                                                              3552

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                                                                                                                Fine Indian Embroidered Phulkari Textile

                                                                                                                Western Punjab, India
                                                                                                                circa 1900

                                                                                                                length: 237cm, width: 116cm

                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                                                3839

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                                                                                                                  Ceremonial Borneo Iban Pua Textile

                                                                                                                  Iban Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                                  circa 1930

                                                                                                                  length: 230cm, width: 93cm

                                                                                                                  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 Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
                                                                                                                    circa 1940

                                                                                                                    length: 209cm, width: 119cm

                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                    5355

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                                                                                                                      Malay Woven Silk Textile (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                                      Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                                                                      81cm x 186cm

                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                      collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                                      5388

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                                                                                                                        Parsi Embroidered Vest (Jhabla)

                                                                                                                        Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
                                                                                                                        19th century

                                                                                                                        height: 63cm, width: 57cm

                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                        from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                                                                                                                        5357

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                                                                                                                          Malay Cotton Woven Textile (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                                          Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                          early 20th century

                                                                                                                          114cm x 101cm

                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                          collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                                          3829

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                                                                                                                            Ceremonial Borneo Iban Pua Textile

                                                                                                                            Iban Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                                            circa 1940

                                                                                                                            length: 198cm, width: 131cm

                                                                                                                            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 Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                                              circa 1935

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

                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                              3821

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                                                                                                                                Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis Tua) Fragment

                                                                                                                                Pubian People, Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                                                                                                                circa 1920

                                                                                                                                length: 114cm, width: 58cm

                                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                                5356

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                                                                                                                                  Malay Woven Silk Textile (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                                                  Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                  early 20th century

                                                                                                                                  186cm x 104cm

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                  collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                                                  5359

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                                                                                                                                    Malay Gold Thread & Cotton Woven Textile (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                                                    Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                    early 20th century

                                                                                                                                    198cm x 102cm

                                                                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                                                                    collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                                                    4841

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                                                                                                                                      Parsi Embroidered Vest (Jhabla)

                                                                                                                                      Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
                                                                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                                                                      height: 66cm, width: 64cm

                                                                                                                                      Provenance

                                                                                                                                      from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                                                                                                                                      5351

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                                                                                                                                        Malay Woven Cotton Textile (Kain Tenun)

                                                                                                                                        Malay People, East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                        early 20th century

                                                                                                                                        186cm x 105cm

                                                                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                                                                        collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

                                                                                                                                        5376

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                                                                                                                                          Unusual Parsi Embroidered Silk Purse

                                                                                                                                          Gujarat, Northern India
                                                                                                                                          mid-20th century

                                                                                                                                          length: 21.7cm, height: 15cm

                                                                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                                                                          from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                                                                                                                                          5377

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                                                                                                                                            Fine Parsi Embroidered Vest (Jhabla)

                                                                                                                                            Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
                                                                                                                                            19th century

                                                                                                                                            height: 57cm, width: 55.5cm

                                                                                                                                            Provenance

                                                                                                                                            from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.

                                                                                                                                            4842

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                                                                                                                                              Parsi Embroidered Vest (Jhabla)

                                                                                                                                              Parsi (Parsee) community of Bombay, India.
                                                                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                                                                              width: 51cm, height: 42cm

                                                                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                                                                              from the family collection of a Parsi family based in northern England but originally from Bombay, India.