19th century Japanese silk scroll painting c1870. Delicately rendered painting depicts a "cracked ice" vase of pink peonies with blue and green leaves on a gray gnarled root stand with narcissus and fungi at the base. There is a calligraphy poem and stamp on the lower right. The scroll is traditionally bordered in panels of dark gold silk brocades. No flaws or fading, excellent condition. The image measures 13" wide by 40" long; the giltwood frame measures 19" wide by 73.75" long.
An early Asian ceremonial scroll, hand painted silk mounted on paper with gilt applique depicting heaven and underworld with a central multi-headed diety. China origin, late 18th c., probably Tibetan. Custom matted & gilt framed. Dimensions, framed: 39" H x 16 1/4" W
Indonesian hand woven ikat batik textile measuring an astonishing 26 feet 8 inches long, including the fringe at both ends, by 28 and one half inches wide. Colors are terra cotta, sand, and 2 shades of indigo. Designs of figures and birds around trees, cattle and dragons, Excellent condition. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com.
Afghanistan Chobi rug, ink blue field with peachy gold, terra cotta, and gray blue allover flora, 6' 5" x 5' 3." This rug was purchased in Afghanistan about five years ago just after the war began and is in perfect condition. Hand woven by women.
Kazak wool rug, blue field with geometrics war motifs, 4' 5" x 2' 10". This Afghan carpet was woven in 2001 by a female weaver. Subtle army jeeps can be seen woven into the rugs design.This rug and others like it were consigned to us by an academic directly connected to the womens rights movement in Afghanistan. These "war rugs" clearly illustrate how the turmoil of war seeps into the artistic traditions of a people.