Luxury for Export: Artistic Exchange Between India and Portugal Around 1600

Portugal established trading centers in India and Sri Lanka through the first direct sea route from Europe to Asia. By the 1500s, the luxury goods being imported from South Asia were highly sought after, creating an evolving trade system that resulted in the development of art and craft work that combined styles and traditions.

This catalog identifies these important works that show the artistic collaboration between vastly different cultures.

By Pedro Moura Carvalho
77 pages
Published by Periscope Publishing Ltd., 2008
Hardcover 
8.2 x 0.8 x 11.5 inches



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