organized, held at the Palace of S. Lourenço, where the economic potential of the product became evident.
British interest in this exhibition was so significant that Madeira received an invitation to exhibit in London at the Universal Exhibition, which took place in the following year, 1851. Its participation was a great success and the items displayed were praised for their purity and artistic perfection.
France, Singapore, Holland, Brazil and other countries also contributed to the trading expansion of and famousness of Madeira Embroidery.
Currently the largest export markets are the U.S.A., Italy and England.