• 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...
  • AUD $380.00

    Ancient Bactrian Lapis Beads

    A small assorted collection of 5 Ancient Bactrian roughly "bi conal" Lapis beads, 3 with a matte dull old surface 2 slightly more polished, one is carved as an animal. The colour is quite deep, with very little "denimy" flecking and quite deep patches varying over the length of the bead. The shapes are...
  • 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”...
  • AUD $360.00

    Indian, Antique Brass Hookah Base.

    A solid, engraved old brass “hookah” base from 19th Century India. It’s meant to be the water holding base, fitted with the easily damaged or mislaid hose, mouth piece and fire tray. Set on a round base with four low legs, to sit on a tray or table, it’s comfortable...
  • 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 $200.00

    Indian, Large Rabari Bag

    A double sided, embroidered and mirrored storage bag “kothelo” from Gujurat, in the deserts of Western India. A large flat pillow-case like bag, for storing a nomads’ personal possessions. Either Rajput or Rabari, from Kutch or Saurashtra, Gujurat. (but the fine chain stitch outlined flowers and women are identical to...
  • AUD $520.00

    Olam Turkoman Silver Cuff.

      An "engraved"  medium, plain silver Ersari/Olam Turkoman cuff. With two outer and one central plain raised band, outlined with fine twisted wire filigree and filled in with small punched crescents surrounding curvy plain spiral scrolls. These crescents are rather haphazardly placed, which with any minor dents that may occur add to...
  • AUD $78.00

    Vintage Chinese Goldfish Snuff Bottle

    We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...) This unusually feminine, double sided, smooth cast ceramic snuff bottle has...
  • 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 $88.00

    Kungrat Uzbek, Glass Beaded Tassel.

    A multi stranded tassel, threaded with a complex mix of both translucent and opaque glass beads, tipped with “protective” sliced Cowry shells (These exotic imports, traded inland from the coast or islands of the coast of India, are also worn for fertility, which leads to prosperity.) The opaque and translucent...
  • 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

    Dry Head Agate Ring

      A modern plain sterling Silver Ring handmade around an organically shaped, gently domed Dry Head Agate, which reveals a warm Abstract painting of concentric squiggly bands ofin opaque warm grey, red and yellow oxides swirling in contours within a mushroomy, milk chocolate brown. Each one is different and we all...
  • AUD $120.00

    Pashtun, Thick Silver Earhoops

      A large pair of traditional Nomad’s hoops from the border regions of Southern Afghanistan. Thick Tribal Coin Silver, only for experienced holes, trust me. They’re almost 2 mm thick, ( about 14 gauge) at the point you'd wear them, much thicker around 4 mm further down where you wouldn't need to...
  • AUD $480.00

    Ancient Bactrian Carnelian Beads

    A very wearable, simple, “thick/ thin rhythm” of Old, Antique and Ancient beads, there’s a full mix in this neck of worn, faceted Carnelian (Red Agate) beads. A warm rich, powerful string, full of energy, originally worn for power, motivation, strength, energy and protection against Evil and Misfortune. The stones...
  • AUD $220.00

    Uzbek, Nomadic Yurt Hanging.

    A rectangular nomadic yurt decorative hanging from Bukhara Province, Uzbekistan. The front is crocheted terra cotta coloured wool netting with coloured “iroqi” cross stitch blocks around the top and side borders. Across the base the crochet continues down to become tassels, to the left six are quite worn the others...
  • AUD $110.00

    Sterling Silver Onyx Ring

     A large handmade sterling silver ring from Indonesia, set with a large oval "cabachon" Black Onyx, and embellished with an open, fine filigree foliate design. This filigree floats in the open against your skin whilst the more solid band wraps around it. (When you eventually get round to polishing it, use a dry...
  • AUD $400.00

    Islamic Persian, Glazed Bowl.

    This old Islamic glazed eating or drinking bowl is most likely from Persia, dates back to around the 12th to 14th Century AD. (It's the size of a largish "rice bowl" but also a good size for drinking, though wide and shallow. We'd use it to serve nibblies.) Basically the...
  • SOLD

    Old Pashtun, Silver Carnelian Ring.

     Sorry this ring is no longer available. We do have others quite like it. A very, very worn old Silver and Carnelian Pashtun Ring. This is one of the “special” very old rings, that we occasionally are able to source. It’s “special” in that it is very worn, with a...
  • AUD $130.00

    Pashtun, Silver Earhoops

      A slim pair of unusual, traditional Nomad’s hoops from the border regions of Southern Afghanistan. (the unusual feature is the addition of a single faceted red glass "stone" held in with worn "zig zag" teeth (some of which are worn away) They are made of Tribal Coin Silver which...
  • AUD $88.00

    Vintage Chinese Buddha Snuff Bottle

    We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...) This double sided, cast ceramic, flat oval bottle has an embossed,...