Asian Ethnic Textiles

While living in India and SE-Asia for 20 years we have been collecting fine textiles, ethnic jewellery and ritual statues and objects in various tribal and village communities and from trusted local dealers. We are now retired in Berlin/Germany and offer a selection of our embroideries, ikats and weaves to new owners.

  • Shoulder or hip cloth, cotton, Benkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia, ca. 1950 Traditionally designed rectangular cloth, strong cotton, handwoven, intricate weave, dark and light blue, ... read more
    price:  150 USD

  • Shoulder or hip cloth, cotton, Benkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia, ca. 1950 Traditionally designed rectangular cotton cloth, handwoven, red, dark and light blue squared stripes ... read more
    price:  150 USD

  • Turban, rectangular cotton cloth, Aceh, Indonesia, ca. 1950 Handwoven, geometrical pattern, supplementary weft technique, off white, black and red. Rare piece, used ... read more
    price:  120 USD

  • Ikat shoulder cloth, ulos, cotton, Batak, Sumatra, Indonesia Rectangular handwoven cloth, cotton , center field: ikat patterning with arrow head design ... read more
    price:  200 USD

  • Ikat shoulder cloth, ulos, Batak, Sumatra, Indonesia, ca. 1950 Rectangular handwoven cloth, center field, ikat patterning with arrow head design in white, red ... read more
    price:  175 USD

  • Tubular women's skirt, sarong, Alor, Indonesia, second half 20th century Handwoven ikat cloth, handspun cotton, natural dyes, three panels, traditional geommetric motifs in ... read more
    price:  350 USD

  • Tubular women's skirt, sarong, Savu, Indonesia second half 20th century Handwoven traditional ikat, commercial cotton yarn, natural dyes, two panels, layout in stripes relates to ... read more
    price:  120 USD

  • Tubular women's skirt, sarong, Indonesia, Savu, second half 20th century Handwoven tradtional ikat, commercial cotton yarn, natural dyes, two panels, layout in stripes relates to ... read more
    price:  120 USD

  • Tubular women's skirt, sarong, Savu, Indonesia, second half 20th century Handwoven traditional ikat, commercial cotton yarn, natural dyes, two panels, layout in stripes relates ... read more
    price:  120 USD

  • Traditional tubular women's skirt, kain kebat, Iban, Kalimantan, Indonesia, first half 20th century Handwoven traditional ikat, commercial cotton, natural and commercial dyes, 1 ... read more
    price:  250 USD

  • Traditional tubular women's skirt, sarong, Roti, Indonesia, second half 20th century Handwoven traditional ikat, hand spun cotton yarn, natural dyes, 4 parts, center ... read more
    price:  240 USD

  • Traditional tubular women's skirt, sarong, Indonesia, Savu, second half 20th century Handwoven traditional ikat, commercial cotton yarn, natural dyes, two panels, layout of ... read more
    price:  120 USD

  • Buddhist ceremonial wall hanging, ship cloth, pidan rup dek, silk ikat, Khmer/Cambodia, late 19th/early 20th century Handwoven rectangular cloth, very fine silk ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Blanket, hinggi, West Sumba / Indonesia, ca. 1950 Rectangular cloth, traditional garment for men, handspun handwoven cotton, two seperately woven parts, serial ordered ... read more
    price:  240 USD

  • Blanket, beti (man's cloth), Fatuela/West Timor/Indonesia, ca. 1970 Rectangular three panel cloth, cotton, two outer panels with three sotis pattern stripes in red ... read more
    price:  140 USD

  • Antique Tie and Dye Sari, cotton, Rajasthan/India, ca. 1900 Extremely fine, thin and almost translucent cotton, various figurative and geometric motivs, colour ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Decorative mosquito net border, hemp, Tai people, Xiang Khouang, Laos, about 1950   Very long rectangular hand woven cloth, centre area supplementary weft designs, ... read more
    price:  300 USD

  • Antique brocated fabric, kinkhab, silk, gold thread, natural dyes, handwoven, Gujarat/ India, ca. 1800 Measurements: ca. 116 x 82 cm
    price:  350 USD

  • Telia rumal, set of 4 pieces of cotton cloth, natural dyes, traditional weft and double ikat, Chirala/ Andhra Pradesh/ India, ca. 1900 This ... read more
    price:  400 USD

  • Telia rumal, set of two cloths, handwoven fine cotton, natural dyes, traditional weft ikat, Chirala/ Andhra Pradesh/ India, ca. 1900 This set of ... read more
    price:  450 USD

  • Embroidered square cloth, head cover, Yao/ Vietnam, ca. 1950 Very intricate embroidery, cotton on cotton, traditional wedding head cover. Measurements: ca. 71 x 67
    price:  SOLD

  • Women's skirt, cotton, Bahnar/Central Highlands/Vietnam, ca. 1950 Wrap skirt, handwoven, 3 parts, body and 'pocket': soft handspun cotton, natural dyes, supplementary warp, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Women's skirt, cotton, Chin/Burma, ca. 1950 Traditional wrap skirt, handwoven, cotton, two parts, 1-faced supplementary weft patterning, eccentric twining. Excellent condition. Measurements: ca. 125 ... read more
    price:  150 USD

  • Women's skirt, silk, Thai/ Laos, ca. 1925 Traditional tubular skirt, handwoven, very fine silk, geometrical weft ikat design, delicate floral pattern on ... read more
    price:  250 USD

  • Women's skirt, phasin, silk, Thailand, ca. 1950 Traditional tubular skirt, handwoven, intricate weft ikat weave, layout in weft stripes, nice soft colour ... read more
    price:  200 USD

  • Wall hanging, antique brocate pallu, silk, Mushirabad/West Bengal/India, ca. 1875 This delicate decorative end piece of a very fine 19th century silk sari ... read more
    price:  300 USD

  • Shawl, selendang, Belu Manulea/West Timor/Indonesia, ca. 1950 Long shawl, fine handspun cotton, soft brwonish colours, natural dyes, layout in warp stripes, fine ... read more
    price:  250 USD

  • Cover, selimut, Biboki/West Timor/Indonesia, ca. 1950 Rectangular cloth, two panels, traditionally wrapped around shoulder or hip by men, fine, partly handspun cotton, ikat, ... read more
    price:  300 USD

  • Cover, selimut, Miomafo/West Timor/Indonesia, ca. 1970 Rectangular cloth, three panels, traditionally wrapped around shoulder or hip by men, fine handspun cotton, natural dyes, ... read more
    price:  300 USD

  • Skirt, sarong, Belu Selatan/West Timor/ Indonesia, ca. 1970 Wrap around women's skirt, two panels, partly handspun cotton, natural dyes, pattern stripes ... read more
    price:  180 USD

  • Cover, selimut, Insana/West Timor/Indonesia, ca. 1990 Large three panel blanket or cover made from handspun village cotton, natural dyes in soft blue and ... read more
    price:  200 USD

  • Skirt, sarong, Sika/Flores/Indonesia, ca. 1970 Ikat, cotton, handwoven on a backstrap loom, natural dyes. Traditional women's tubular skirt, made from two symmetrical panels, ... read more
    price:  200 USD

  • Skirt, sarong, Ende/Flores/Indonesia, ca. 1970 Ikat, cotton, handwoven on a backstrap loom, natural dyes. Traditional women's tubular skirt, made from two symmetrical panels, ... read more
    price:  250 USD

  • Large men's wrap cloth, selimut, Insana/West Timor, Indonesia, mid 20th century, Ikat, commercial yarn, handwoven. Three panels, centre covered with very ... read more
    price:  500 USD

  • Large men's wrap cloth, selimut, Biboki/West Timor, Indonesia, ca. 1970, Ikat, commercial yarn, handwoven. Two symmetrical parts, stripes of various widths, ... read more
    price:  350 USD

  • Large blanket, ulos, Toba Batak/Sumatra/ Indonesia, mid 20th century Ikat, handwoven cotton, stripes of small dotted ikat pattern all over the main ... read more
    price:  500 USD

  • Shawl, ulos, Toba Batak/Sumatra/ Indonesia, before mid 20th century Handwoven cloth, extremely fine cotton, very refined ikat work, colourfull supplementary weft pattern stripes, ... read more
    price:  400 USD

  • Shoulder cloth, ulos hotang, Batak/ Sumatra/ Indonesia, late 20th century Large rectangular cotton cloth, warp ikat, center field with geometrical ikat patterns on ... read more
    price:  350 USD

  • Ceremonial shoulder cloth, selendang, Savu/Indonesia, mid 20th century Rectangular ikat cloth, traditional garment for men, fine handspun cotton, handwoven, two panels, natural dyes, ... read more
    price:  500 USD

  • Ceremonial shoulder cloth, selendang, Raijua/Indonesia, mid 20th century Rectangular ikat cloth, traditional garment for men, partly hundspun cotton, handwoven, two panels, natural dyes, ... read more
    price:  500 USD

  • Tubular skirt, ceremonial male sarong, cotton and metal thread, Minangkabau/Sumatra/Indonesia, ca.1950. This is the third of three cloths from Sumatra which ... read more
    price:  360 USD

  • Rectangular cloth, cotton, Minangkabau/Sumatra/Indonesia, ca. 1990. Very thoroughly executed supplementary weft weave, inserted weft of light coloured cotton thread which against ... read more
    price:  160 USD

  • Tubular skirt, ceremonial male sarong, Lampung/Sumatra/ Indonesia, mid 20th century. Cotton, dark red, fine yellow and green stripes in warp and weft, ... read more
    price:  180 USD

  • Rare antique piece of cloth, embroidery, Gujarat/India, ca. 1800, silk and gold threads, cut material, cottonlining attached for preservation, traces of use, ... read more
    price:  650 USD

  • Odhani, embroidery on fine red handwoven cotton cloth, Rajasthan/India, around 1900. Large blanket bordered by series of human figures ... read more
    price:  750 USD