Textiles and clothing can reveal much about a culture, from its values to its art. In the upcoming Apsara Arts of Asia auction offered by Material Culture, textiles, jewelry, and accessories from cultures across Asia will be available. From the collection of a single owner, this sale includes stone carvings, scroll paintings, tapestries, garments, and more. Ethnographic and Indigenous art is particularly highlighted.
Of interest in this auction is a standing Chinese Buddha statue, dating back to the 6th century. This sculpture from the Northern Qi dynasty stands at over three feet tall, retaining traces of both pigment and gilt. An antique scroll painting from Korea also bears the cultural and religious meaning, depicting Buddha and various celestial beings.
The majority of this auction is comprised of textiles from the East. These pieces range from everyday clothing items to ceremonial wraps and sarongs, on auction both separately and in related groups. Detailed silk weavings from Bali, a ceremonial jacket from China’s Akha people, and various Indonesian skirts will also cross the auction block. Asian and ethnographic jewelry and masks stand out in this auction, made from silver, shells, and beads. Antique wood carvings, embroidered tapestries, and various works of decorative art complete the sale. View the full catalog and register for online bidding on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (26), Sculptures and Carvings (26), Asian Works of Art (25), Sculptures & Carvings (6), Clothing, Costumes & Masks (17), American Indian & Ethnographic (408)
# of Lots:459
Price Range:$200 - $30,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Standing Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty|| Estimate: |
|4 Ming D. Glazed and Decorated Ceramic Tiles|| Estimate: |
|Antique Scroll Painting of Buddha and Celestial Beings, Korea|| Estimate: |
|2 Fine Old Balinese Sonket Textiles|| Estimate: |
|Carved Wooden Aso or Dragon, Dayak People, Borneo.|| Estimate: |
|Collection of Old Tribal Ethnographic Jewelry (8)|| Estimate: |