Ayesha Abdur-Rahman (Lanka Decorative Arts)
Deshika Van Haght (Lanka Decorative Arts)
Asoka De Zoysa (Samkathana Research Centre, University of Kelaniya)
Moderated By: Ramla Wahab-Salman
Luxury goods were traded through the colonial world during the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods in Indian Ocean history. While raw material was widely exported from colonies, luxury goods were also manufactured and imported to the colonies for the use of the affluent classes of the colonized. Three types of luxury goods the panel will speak on include Burgomaster chairs, ceramics and lithographs, which were shipped along with other consumer goods such as dry fish transported in uniquely shaped “jadi jars”.