Hand Painted Tiles
Hand painted tiles were first made by the early Chinese artisians and later by the Moors who improved on this art form. This art then spread across to other countries such as Spain, Germany, Holland and Portugal during the 16th century. The Portuguese improvised on the colour blue and spread this art throughout the world today known as "Azulejos". Goa a small state in India was colonized by the Portuguese. They introduced this art form into Goa! For authentic Goan souvenirs, proceed to Velha Goa Galleria in Fountainhas, Panjim, for azulejos, attractive Portuguese-style hand-painted tiles and ceramics. Old Goa once was the hub of Portugal’s empire in the East and Far East..