“Indian lovers”

Model by Johann Joachim Kändler, Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Porcelain Manufactory, Meissen, Germany, around 1745, Porcelain.
Courtesy of Johann Jacobs Museum

The “Indian lovers” are globally equipped: lute and chessboard from the Arab world, coffee from Africa or the Caribbean, and the parrot from South America. The flowers on the woman’s dress are borrowed from Japanese aesthetics.
What exactly does “Indian” mean to Joachim Kaendler, the sculptor? Does “Indian” refer to a location? Does it mean a culture or ethnic group? Or does it define an envisioned space, an imaginary one?
Can world history be told through a little porcelain sculpture?