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

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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.

    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.

        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

            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.

                                        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

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                              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.