They wore cages with singing birds, Malabar larks and finches on their backs, which accompanied the Malabars in their singing. They walked on the streets and charmed passersby with their skills. The sculptors at the Meissen manufactory depicted Malabar musicians singing and playing musical instruments such as the hurdygurdy and guitar.
The bright colors of the national dresses with the typical straw hats and fur garments are well expressed in these figurines. The Malabar coast was the first district in India to undergo colonization by Europeans (Dutch, English and French).
Numerous cities at the Malabar Coast became centers of trade across the Indian Ocean. The Malabar Indians still exist in todays world.They live on the island of Reunion, which is bordered by the Indian Ocean and is located near the island of Madagascar. As early as the 16th century, Europeans began to bring in Malabar slaves from the southwestern part of India. The island is a French possession. Malabar Indians communicate in a local French dialect and their religion is Catholicism.
This item have number 8/19. The item "Malabar very limited porcelain by Meissen. Germany" is in sale since Friday, June 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "belav58" and is located in Aubrey, Texas.
This item can be shipped worldwide.