• AUD $360.00

    Sulemani Agate Necklace

    A neckace of mixed brown and white banded or striped Sulemani Agates (Solomon's Agates aka Suleimani Agates)  The largest central barrel bead gently swells in the centre with fine diagonal bands of Deep Umber,Tobacco and White.  It's all about the beauty of Natures stripes and patterns, obviously each bead will...
  • AUD $88.00

    Kungrat Uzbek, Glass Beaded Tassel.

    A multi stranded tassel, threaded with a complex mix of both translucent and opaque glass beads. Many single strands all carefully matched, that come together to form a tube of beaded netting, then bound at the top with bands of brilliant pink, deep green and violet wool. The opaque and...
  • AUD $360.00

    Large (free standing) Chinese Opium Pipe

    This is a self supporting (free standing) silver Chinese Opium Pipe in four pieces, including long pipe and base surrounded by classic Chinese fretwork with “Good Fortune Symbols” incorporated with floral and abstract scrollwork. This in turn has a socket holding a cylindrical lidded storage jar, and another a tube...
  • AUD $2,800.00

    Ancient Elamite Agate Eye Bead.

    Here's an early classic "Evil Eye" bead, utilizing the natural colour bands of a striped agate. The stone has layers of almost black brown, cream and translucent browns. This bead is an ancient one from Elam, one of the earliest city civilisations situated in what is now SW Iran, but...
  • AUD $130.00

    Timorese Beaded Lime Pot

     This old beaded tubular beaded bamboo box was made by the Atoni in Western Timor, to carry powdered lime for use in "betel" (areca nut and betel leaf) preparation, and wornin the small flat weave shoulder bags of which we may still have two examples, see also Plainer incised bamboo lime pots...
  • AUD $580.00

    Ersari Turkoman, Carnelian and Silver Earhooks

    A sculptural pair of silver Ersari (Olam ?) Turkoman Earhooks, with inscribed swirling foliate designs, and edged with strips of stamped beading surrounding a central flat round Carnelian bead held in with a plain worn bezel. I’m assuming they’re Ersari, and I lean towards the Olam sub group of Ersari even,...
  • AUD $240.00

    Flores, Gilt Silver Earrings

       A pair of "lightly gilt" silver flat teardrop earrings (ili bholo) from Flores In Eastern Indonesia. Worn by the Nage women of Central Flores for ceremonies, they have a central reinforcing ridge and an outer "fringe" made of small coiled filigree "double S's" and dots. You can find very similar examples...
  • AUD $480.00

    Tekke" Turkoman Black Cotton "Chyrpy

    Tekke Turkoman “chyrpy”, traditional colourfully embroidered black cotton, long sleeved coat. With Classic burgundy/yellow/white silk, hand embroidered borders of checks, flowers and stylized plant forms (some most probably Tulips.) The back is almost plain, the front having broad borders embroidered in double chain stitch. Lined in a Russian Cotton “rose”...
  • AUD $160.00

    Gandharan, Spindle Whorl Ring.

     This old Stone Spindle Whorl from the Swat Valley in what was once Gandhara, dating back to around 400 AD has been hand set into Sterling Silver Ring for us in Indonesia.  (Gandhara you'll remember is the place/kingdom where Buddhism developed its characteristic Hellenistic sculptural style/look before it set off up...
  • AUD $280.00

    Multan Enamelled Pendant

    A large enamelled silver pendant from Multan in Southern Pakistan. Motifs and interlocking borders of recessed channels have been filled with baked deep blue and green enamels. About 20 % of this enamel has been dislodged over it's history, (but mostly from the lower section and which is less important visually, when worn)...
  • AUD $4,800.00

    Mughal Leather/silver Bowl

    This intriguing old, round, silver lined leather bowl is said to be "Mughal" but appears rather primitive for such. (but that term can describe age rather than courtly provenance. "Mughal" usually refers to pre the dethronement of the last Emperor, by the British in 1857.) It has no handles and...
  • AUD $480.00

    Persian, Qajar Lacquer Book Cover.

    A rectangular wooden Persian Manuscript (Book) Cover. The wooden panel has a champhered edge and is gold leafed finely painted over with intricately detailed arabesque borders and botehs surrounding a rectangular rose bush mingled with blue narcissi (?) From the Qajar Dynasty that ruled in Persia from 1781 until 1925....
  • AUD $240.00

    Uzbek, Jelak Cape.

    An Uzbek nomad woman’s Cape that is worn over the head, usually over a broad turban “bosh”. Made of burgundy floral damask silk with a brightly embroidered collar, further decorated with old white buttons and small metal discs. The “jelak” like the Turkoman “chyrpy” appears to have evolved from an...
  • AUD $130.00

    Afghan, Domed Silver Ring.

    A very stylish, domed silver ring, with a broad patterned band, from either Afghanistan or Pakistan, or shall we just say “Turkestan” and retain a little mystery. We got it in Pakistan, near the Khyber pass and I haven’t found it in any of our references, so it may have...
  • AUD $130.00

    Persian Tea Strainer

    Old hand beaten and stamped Central Asian “Lotus” tea strainer. Much wider than our English cup strainers, this was designed for use with a tea bowl or tea pot. (possibly a brightly hand painted Tsarist Gardnerware Teapot, see our examples.) It has a romantic, almost Art Nouveau feel, various “lotus-like”...
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    Kungrat Uzbek, Glass Bead Necklace.

    A brilliant multistranded tubular net necklace of translucent glass seed beads. The variety of beads and colours used, combined with the colour variations (abrash)within any one colour group, add to its vitality and richness. Threaded on a strong cotton and long enough to be worn over the head, it supports...
  • AUD $140.00

    Nepalese, Wooden Nandi Statue.

    A very old much handled and worn wooden statue from Nepal of Shiva’s Bull, Nandi. Made for domestic Hindu worship and possibly used as a toy. The grain is well defined from handling and the rich patina is very mature. The surface is covered with countless tiny scratches and knocks...
  • AUD $600.00

    Persian, Enamelled Glass Vase.

    This charming 18th Century Persian fluted "ruby glass" vase decorated with applied gilt line and polychrome enamelled sprays of blossoms, isn't what it seems. It isn't actually "Ruby Glass" well not the righly glowing translucent one we're used to in the West, this one is a hand painted coating of semi...
  • AUD $72.00

    Pakistani, Child's Hat

    A small, fully embroidered child’s skullcap from Sindh, in southern Pakistan, or possibly Gujurat, in India. Covered in fine chain stitch designs, using variopus coloured cottons on a purplish/ magenta cotton ground, and tiny “shisha” mirrors, to scare away “the Evil Eye”. To alter, or enlarge, this hat a wedge...
  • AUD $130.00

    Indian, Old Brass Bangle.

    An old Tribal Brass Bangle, that we found in India in the early 1990’s, possibly originally from Orissa. (As we were also getting Tribal brass statues from Bastar, in Orissa, at the time.) A very primitve Tribal piece with a pattern of serpentine rows finely chiselled grooves, that almost intersect, seperating then...