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CulturalPatina Established in 2014, Art from around the world with a focus on pottery, textiles, art, bronze sculptures, and extraordinary pieces of adornment.

Long time collections of Prehistoric, Historic and Vintage Pottery, Textiles, Sculptures, Art and Adornments From Around the Globe with a focus on the American South West, Central and South America, Asia, Middle East and North Easy India-Nagaland. Sales via the internet only. Member of International Society of Appraisers, and credentialed Art Appraiser.

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Good Saturday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy...
01/28/2023

Good Saturday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy by your Grace. I hope everyone had a safe and blessed night.

Today we will continue posting selective pieces from the Asian Cultural Art Collection, on hand at culturalpatina. Please visit culturalpatina.com and culturalpatina.etsy.com to see this extensive collection.

Our first piece in the collection for the morning are Two Pieces of Vintage Hand Woven and Dyed Cotton Table Runners from Chiang Mai, Thailand. These were purchased some 45 years ago in Chiang Mai from local hill tribe weavers. They are hand made on a back strap loom and dyed with natural dyes.

Condition: In mint condition.

Dimension: 59" x 19" in size.

Our second piece for the morning is a set of Three Vintage Hand Made Extra Large Silk Pillow Shams in Homong Patterns from Chiang Mai, Thailand. Purchased some 45 years ago from a silk weaving shop in Chiang Mai. My wife originated the design and specific colors. These were then hand made from Thai Silk, at the shop from their own silk worms. Four of these were made, one of these ended up being framed professionally and now hangs as a piece of cultural art in our guest room. These are the remaining three, one of a kind pieces in really great colors.

Condition: They are in mint condition and a real piece of art.

Dimensions: 19" x 19" in size.

Thai silk manufacturing process: from silkworms to silk fabric: Thai silk, like any other silk in the world is made from the cocoons of silkworms. Silkworms are the caterpillars or larva of the domesticated silk moth (Bombyx mori, family Bombycidae).

The production of Thai silk begins by raising silkworms on a steady diet of white mulberry leaves (Morus alba). This process is known as sericulture. For the first month the silk worms feed on mulberry leaves. Only after the whole month of growing the caterpillars form the cocoon containing the silk.

At this stage the cocoon is taken from the mulberry plant and boiled, to separate the silk thread from the silk worm. Since a single thread of silk from the cocoon is too thin to be used alone, Thai weavers combine more threads to obtain silk thread for handmade weaving. To do this silk weavers hand-reel the threads onto a wooden spindle to produce a uniform strand of raw silk. The process is very labor intensive, as it takes nearly 30 hours to produce a 0.5 kg (around 1 pound) of Thai silk. Did you know that a single cocoon can produce up to 1.5 km (almost 1 mile) of silk thread!

Natural Thai silk can have a variety of colors, ranging from yellow to green. Even though most of the time light golden is characteristic of the region. The next step is to dye the silk thread. In the past, the only dye used was from aniline plants which made the fabrics blue. Today many chemical dyes are used and more colors are possible. One of the most unique characteristics of Thai silk is the color variation depending on the angle you look at silk fabric from. This shimmering appearance is given by the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber which allows Thai silk fabric to refract incoming light at different angles thus producing different colors.

Thai silk fabric is then produced with a bamboo loom. The techniques vary depending on the type of silk that is being produced. For instance, plain weave is the simplest method of weaving; the weft thread passes over and under each ward thread, then under and over on the following line. And from here beautiful Thai silk fabric travels directly to local manufactures to use.

Our third and final piece for the morning is a Exceptional Vintage Chin beaded Tunic from Inle Lake, Myanmar, Hand woven cloth, adorned with small red glass beads and cowrie shells in an intricate pattern.

Condition: One small repair on the back side of the tunic which adds to its cultural uniqueness. In very good condition given its age, which is estimated to be the mid to very early 1900’s.

Chin is one of the ethnic groups in Myanmar. The Chins are found mainly in western part of Myanmar in the Chin State and about a population of 1.5 million. They also live in nearby Indian states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur and Assam. Owing to Mizo influence and Baptist missionaries' intervention, 80%-90% of the population are Christians. However, a sizeable minority of the Chin adhere to their traditional tribal beliefs and Theravada Buddhism. Traditionally, the Chin were animists.

The Chin are one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Myanmar. The Chin people are Tibeto-Burman groups and they probably came to Myanmar, especially the Chindwin valley in the late 9-10 century A.D. Most Chin people moved westward and they probably settled in the present Chin State around A.D 1300-1400 A.D.

There are many tribes among the Chin people such as Lai, Tedim, Asho and Cho. Three major tribes of the Chin are Tedim, Falam and the Hakas. For want of a more acceptable common name they are usually called the Chin-Kuki-Mizo people, bringing together the three most common names for them whether given by outsiders or themselves. Bawn tribe in Southern Mizoram State and Bangladesh are descendants of the Lai tribe. This Chin, Mizo, Zomi, and Kuki people are scattered into three countries-Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India.

The realization that these are of one and share common dialectical root and customs even though separated by international and state boundaries brought about movements for Unification of the occupied territories and of the people. (Source:Myanmar People. Net)

Friday is becoming a distant memory, so I will be calling it a day for now. Another very slow day. More bad news from ar...
01/27/2023

Friday is becoming a distant memory, so I will be calling it a day for now. Another very slow day. More bad news from around the world that continues to aid unabetted.

God willing, I will be back in the Gallery the first thing on Saturday morning. Praying that everyone and their friends and families have a safe and blessed night. God bless you all, until tomorrow.

Good Friday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy b...
01/27/2023

Good Friday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy by your Grace. I hope everyone had a safe and blessed night.

Today we will continue posting selective pieces from the Asian Cultural Art Collection, on hand at culturalpatina. Please visit culturalpatina.com and culturalpatina.etsy.com to see this extensive collection.

Our first piece in the collection for the morning is an Historic Pottery Pot From Bagan, Myanmar. Historic Pottery Pot collected from the Local villagers in Bagan, Myanmar.

Dimensions 4.5” high x 5” wide.

Condition: In excellent condition considering its age which is reportedly the 11th century.

Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. (Source: Wikipedia)

Our second piece for the morning is a beautiful Vintage Garment made with hand woven and dyed cloth, hand embroidered in detail and adorned with Jobes tear beads. Collected from the Akha in hills around Chiang Mai, Thailand over 50 years ago.

Condition: Good condition considering its age.

Our third and final memory for the morning is another Vintage Hand Made Garment. Made with hand woven and dyed cloth, and hand embroidered in fine detail. Collected from the Akha in hills around Chiang Mai, Thailand over 50 years ago.

Condition: Excellent condition considering its age.

Villages of these colorful people are to be found in the mountains of China, Laos Myanmar (Burma) and northern Thailand. There are approximately 20,000 Akha living in Thailand's Northern provinces of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai at high altitudes.

This tribe originated in Tibet. Every Akha village is distinguished by their carved wooden gates, presided over by guardian spirits. They life in raised houses on low stilts, with a large porch leading into a square living area with a stove at the back. The roof is steeply pitched.

They live on marginal land and find it difficult to eke out a living through their slash and burn method of agriculture. In order to supplement their income, many Akha are now selling handicrafts, employing the traditional skills used in making their own clothing and cultural items.

Akha women spin cotton into thread with a hand spindle, then leave it on a foot-treadle loom. The cloth is dyed with indigo, then sewed into clothing for the family. The women wear broad leggings, a short black skirt with a white beaded sporran, a loose fitting black jacket with heavily embroidered cuffs and lapels. The black caps are covered with silver coins. Akha men and women produce various decorative items of bamboo and seeds.

The men make crossbows, musical instruments, a variety of baskets, and other items of wood, bamboo and rattan.

The Akha are deeply superstitious, their religion prescribing exactly how each action should be performed. This tribe is the poorest of the hill tribes, but well known for their extraordinary costumes and exotic appearance. (Source: Thailand online)

Thursday is becoming a distant memory, so I will be calling it a day. Continued to work on my upcoming doctor appointmen...
01/26/2023

Thursday is becoming a distant memory, so I will be calling it a day. Continued to work on my upcoming doctor appointment this coming Monday. Another very, very slow day.

God willing, I will be back in the Gallery the first thing on Friday morning. Praying that everyone and their friends and families have a safe and blessed night.

Good Thursday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy...
01/26/2023

Good Thursday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy by your Grace. I hope everyone had a safe and blessed night.

Today we will continue posting selective pieces from the Asian Cultural Art Collection, on hand at culturalpatina. Please visit culturalpatina.com and culturalpatina.etsy.com to see this extensive collection.
Our first piece in the collection for the morning is a Vintage ceremonial Chin knife from Inle Lake, Myanmar. Knife is toped with antler from small deer along with deer skin/fur. The case is incised brass and copper wraped with red rope.

Dimensions: Over all length is approximately 15 inches.

Condition: Age is estimated to be in the early 1900” and overall condition is very good .

Our second piece for the morning is another Vintage Chin knife from Bagan, Myanmar. Knife is toped with horn, and ensized brass. The case is covered in ensized brass, snake skin (probably Cobra) and fur.

Dimensions: Over all length is approximately 18 inches.

Condition: Age is estimated to be in the early 1900” and condition is very good overall.

Chin is one of the ethnic groups in Myanmar. The Chins are found mainly in western part of Myanmar in the Chin State and about a population of 1.5 million. They also live in nearby Indian states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur and Assam. Owing to Mizo influence and Baptist missionaries' intervention, 80%-90% of the population are Christians. However, a sizeable minority of the Chin adhere to their traditional tribal beliefs and Theravada Buddhism. Traditionally, the Chin were animists.

The Chin are one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Myanmar. The Chin people are Tibeto-Burman groups and they probably came to Myanmar, especially the Chindwin valley in the late 9-10 century A.D. Most Chin people moved westward and they probably settled in the present Chin State around A.D 1300-1400 A.D.

There are many tribes among the Chin people such as Lai, Tedim, Asho and Cho. Three major tribes of the Chin are Tedim, Falam and the Hakas. For want of a more acceptable common name they are usually called the Chin-Kuki-Mizo people, bringing together the three most common names for them whether given by outsiders or themselves. Bawn tribe in Southern Mizoram State and Bangladesh are descendants of the Lai tribe. This Chin, Mizo, Zomi, and Kuki people are scattered into three countries-Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India.

The realization that these are of one and share common dialectical root and customs even though separated by international and state boundaries brought about movements for Unification of the occupied territories and of the people. (Source:Myanmar People. Net)

Our third and final piece for the morning is a Large historic pottery pot from Bagan, Myanmar.

Dimensions: 9.5” x 9.5”.

Condition: Some spalling but in over all good condition for its age which is estimated to be over 100 years old.

Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. (Source: Wikipedia)

I am going to have to call it a day, so I can lay down. I am working to move up my next Doctor's appointment to next wee...
01/25/2023

I am going to have to call it a day, so I can lay down. I am working to move up my next Doctor's appointment to next week to see if can help me alleviate the pain in my right leg. Had another very difficult night again and it has taken everything I have to get this point in the day.

When I was Lockheed Corporate Director of International Business, I was asked by the US Department of State to give a presentation to a group of Kazakhstan Business leaders on how overhead costs are calculated to come up with a man hour rate. Lots of pleasant memories from this stage of my life.

God willing, I will be back in the Gallery the first thing on Wednesday morning. Praying that everyone and their family and friends have a safe and blessed night. God bless you all, until tomorrow.

Good Wednesday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjo...
01/25/2023

Good Wednesday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy by your Grace. I hope everyone had a safe and blessed night.

Today we will continue posting selective pieces from the Asian Cultural Art Collection, on hand at culturalpatina. Please visit culturalpatina.com and culturalpatina.etsy.com to see this extensive collection.

Our first piece in the collection for the morning is a Primitive Fantastic Antique Lock and Key For a Burmese Temple. Collected from the Hills Tribes on the border of Burma and Thailand some 45 years ago. The lock has a key that actually works and the whole unit is still functional, so you could use it as an interesting paper weight and have it as a show and tell item as well.

Dimensions: The lock is 14" long and 3.5 inches wide. It weighs approximately 3 pounds.

Condition: Excellent patina and overall condition for its reported age which is late 1800's to early 1900's.

Our second piece for the morning is Two Strands of Rare Historic Beads from Bagan, Myanmar. 1

Dimensions: 2 inches long with 2 strands of glass, turquoise, coral, beads of various sizes and shapes. Collected from the local villagers in Bagan who find them in the local river by straining large amounts of sand. This set of beads is very delicate and would need to be restrung to ware. I would recommend this be used as a study set of beads showing the diversity used.

Condition: In very good condition considering the reported age of the 11th century

Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. (Source: Wikipedia)

Our third and final piece for the morning is an Incredible rare vintage Miao Hmong ceremonial collar necklace.. This necklace was used ceremonially, often for weddings and probably dates to the early 1950's. This piece was probably originally destined for France because the Miao silversmiths often melted French silver coins to make the necklaces or repair existing ones. This one could also be made of "bai tong" or white copper which is a cupro nickel. Without doing proper tests it is virtually impossible for the lay man to distinguish it from real silver. The material has been used in China by the Miao and others since around the 12th century by those whose status has not allowed them to use real silver.

Dimensions: It measures approximately 12’ x 12” and is extremely heavy. The red stamp in the center of the bottom is the original Chinese custom stamp, allowing it out of the country into Tibet.

Condition: Excellent condition for its age and journey through time. Comes with a stand. A real piece of stand alone art.

Miao, mountain-dwelling peoples of China, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, and Thailand, who speak languages of the Hmong-Mien (Miao-Yao) family.

Miao is the official Chinese term for four distinct groups of people who are only distantly related through language or culture: the Hmu people of southeast Guizhou, the Qo Xiong people of west Hunan, the A-Hmao people of Yunnan, and the Hmong people of Guizhou, Sichuan, Guangxi, and Yunnan (see China: People). There are some nine million Miao in China, of whom the Hmong constitute probably one-third, according to the French scholar Jacques Lemoine, writing in the Hmong Studies Journal in 2005.

The Miao are related in language and some other cultural features to the Yao; among these peoples the two groups with the closest degree of relatedness are the Hmong (Miao) and the Iu Mien (Yao). (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

My struggles continue so it is time to call it a day. Another very bad night and just barely hanging on. I told Linda th...
01/24/2023

My struggles continue so it is time to call it a day. Another very bad night and just barely hanging on. I told Linda this morning that I feel like I am slipping into a depressive state and beginning to feel hopeless with all this pain that I have. One of my Dr's called last night to tell me he is working on getting me some medications that will help me. Hope springs eternal at this point.

Had a nice break today with some guests visiting the Gallery from California. Always nice to meet people with similar interests and share experiences.

God willing, I will be back in the Gallery the first thing on Wednesday morning. Praying that everyone and their friends and families have a safe and blessed night. God bless you all, until tomorrow.

Good Tuesday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy ...
01/24/2023

Good Tuesday morning world. Thank you God for this new precious day and for the Freedom, Joy and blessings that I enjoy by your Grace. I hope everyone had a safe and blessed night.

Today we will continue posting selective pieces from the Asian Cultural Art Collection, on hand at culturalpatina. Please visit culturalpatina.com and culturalpatina.etsy.com to see this extensive collection.

Our first piece in the collection for the morning is a Primitive Rana Tharu Tribal Spike Collar Kanthshri Necklace from Nepal.

Dimensions: Approximately 20" long with some 33 spikes along the length. With a large coin in the center.

Condition: In very good condition for age which is estimated to be early 1900's.

Our second piece for the morning is another Primitive Rana Tharu Tribal Spike Collar Kanthshri Necklace from Nepal.

Dimensions:Approximately 20" long with some 34 spikes along the length.

Condition: In very good condition for age which is estimated to be early 1900's.

Our third and final piece for the morning is another Primitive Rana Tharu Tribal Spike Collar Kanthshri Necklace from Nepal.

Dimensions:Approximately 19 long with some 32 spikes along the length. With a coin on each side of the piece.

Condition: In very good condition for age which is estimated to be early 1900's.

Some interesting background on the Tharu culture and people.

The Tharu people (Devanagari:थारू, Thārū) are an ethnic group indigenous to the Terai, the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal and India.[5] The Tharus are recognized as an official nationality by the Governments of Nepal and India.[6]

As of 2011, the Tharu population of Nepal was censused at 1,737,470 people, or 6.6% of the total population.[2] In 2009, the majority of Tharu people were estimated to live in Nepal.[7] There are several endogamous sub-groups of Tharu:[8] (Source: Wikipedia)

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Art from the US South West, Central & South America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Nagaland , with a focus on pottery, textiles, art, bronze sculptures, and extraordinary pieces of adornment.

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