This exhibition explores the relation between fashion, luxury, craft, wealth, consumption and poverty in India.
In 1904, several sea chests filled with treasures arrived in Kristiania from Siam, today’s Thailand. Captain Theodor Ring had collected 250 pieces of colourful Bencharong porcelain, during his service in the Siamese navy. Now he wanted to give his collection to two museums in Oslo.
Between 1890 and 1910 the Norwegian explorer Carl Lumholtz spent 6 years and 8 months of his life travelling in Mexico – in the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Sonora Desert, to learn more about the indigenous peoples living there.