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

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6491

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    Exceptional Lucknow Court Embroidered Zari & Silk Shawl or Sash

    Lucknow, India
    circa 1800

    length: 257cm, width: 35.5cm, weight: 250g

    Provenance

    UK art market

    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.

      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

        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

                  6403

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                    Export Indian Dyed Cotton Prayer Cloth (Jainamaz)

                    Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
                    circa 1850

                    91cm x 133cm

                    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.

                                      5458

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                                        South Sumatran Malay Gold Woven Silk Tunic (Baju Kurung)

                                        Malay People, South Sumatra, Indonesia
                                        19th century

                                        width across arms: 141.3cm, length: 93.5cm, width at base: 72cm

                                        Reserved

                                        Provenance

                                        Dutch Antique Market

                                        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

                                                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

                                                  5312

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                                                    Pair of Yellow Satin Malay Wedding Bed Bolster Covers each with a Pair Bolster-End Tekat Panels with Gold Thread

                                                    Malay People, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia
                                                    circa 1920

                                                    length of each bolster when filled: 100cm, diameter of each tekat panel: 15cm

                                                    Reserved

                                                    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.

                                                    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 colonial administrator 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.

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                3557

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                                                                                                                  Malay Velvet Wedding Awning with Couching & Applique Work (Tirai)

                                                                                                                  Malay People, East Coast of Sumatra, Indonesia & Malay Peninsula
                                                                                                                  mid to late 19th century

                                                                                                                  length: 193cm, width: 70cm

                                                                                                                  Reserved

                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                  UK art market

                                                                                                                  3831

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                                                                                                                    Ceremonial Iban Pua Textile

                                                                                                                    Iban Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                                                    circa 1940

                                                                                                                    length: 258cm, width: 115cm

                                                                                                                    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 Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
                                                                                                                      circa 1920

                                                                                                                      length: 241cm, width: 155cm

                                                                                                                      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 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.

                                                                                                                          5348

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                                                                                                                            Malay Jacket (Baju Melayu) of Striped Kain Tenum

                                                                                                                            Malay People, Malay Peninsula, probably Johor, Malaysia
                                                                                                                            circa 1900

                                                                                                                            width from arm to arm: 155cm, length: 71cm

                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                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.