Muslin trade in Bengal

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Muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, was hand woven in the region around Dhaka, Bengal (now Bangladesh), and exported to Europe, the Middle East, and other markets, for much of the 17th and 18th centuries.wikipedia
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Dhaka

DaccaDhaka, BangladeshDhaka City
Muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, was hand woven in the region around Dhaka, Bengal (now Bangladesh), and exported to Europe, the Middle East, and other markets, for much of the 17th and 18th centuries.
As the center of the muslin trade in Bengal, it was one of the most prosperous cities in the Indian subcontinent.

Bangladesh

People's Republic of BangladeshBangladeshiBangla Desh
Muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, was hand woven in the region around Dhaka, Bengal (now Bangladesh), and exported to Europe, the Middle East, and other markets, for much of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The principalities were notable for their overseas trade, contacts with the Roman world, export of fine muslin and silk to the Middle East, and spreading of philosophy and art to Southeast Asia.

Muslin

mousselineSindonDhakai muslin
Muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, was hand woven in the region around Dhaka, Bengal (now Bangladesh), and exported to Europe, the Middle East, and other markets, for much of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Mughal Empire

MughalMughalsMughal India
Under Mughal rule, Bengal was a center of the worldwide muslin, silk and pearl trades.
Bengal accounted for more than 50% of textiles and around 80% of silks imported by the Dutch from Asia, Bengali silk and cotton textiles were exported in large quantities to Europe, Indonesia, and Japan, and Bengali muslin textiles from Dhaka were sold in Central Asia, where they were known as "daka" textiles.

Cotton

cotton woolcotton industrycotton fiber
Muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, was hand woven in the region around Dhaka, Bengal (now Bangladesh), and exported to Europe, the Middle East, and other markets, for much of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Textile

textilesfabriccloth
Muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, was hand woven in the region around Dhaka, Bengal (now Bangladesh), and exported to Europe, the Middle East, and other markets, for much of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Bengal

Bengal regionBengal, IndiaBengali
Muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, was hand woven in the region around Dhaka, Bengal (now Bangladesh), and exported to Europe, the Middle East, and other markets, for much of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

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The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions Arab and Greek merchants trading between India and the Red Sea port of Aduli (in present-day Eritrea), Egypt and Ethiopia in the second century CE.

Arabs

ArabArab peopleArabian
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions Arab and Greek merchants trading between India and the Red Sea port of Aduli (in present-day Eritrea), Egypt and Ethiopia in the second century CE.

Greeks

GreekHellenesGreek people
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions Arab and Greek merchants trading between India and the Red Sea port of Aduli (in present-day Eritrea), Egypt and Ethiopia in the second century CE.

Adulis

AduliAdwaport of Adulis
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions Arab and Greek merchants trading between India and the Red Sea port of Aduli (in present-day Eritrea), Egypt and Ethiopia in the second century CE.

Egypt

EgyptianEGYArab Republic of Egypt
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions Arab and Greek merchants trading between India and the Red Sea port of Aduli (in present-day Eritrea), Egypt and Ethiopia in the second century CE.

Ethiopia

EthiopianAbyssiniaFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions Arab and Greek merchants trading between India and the Red Sea port of Aduli (in present-day Eritrea), Egypt and Ethiopia in the second century CE.

Ivory

elephant ivorymammoth ivoryivories
Cloths including muslin were exchanged for ivory, tortoiseshell and rhinoceros-horn at that time.

Tortoiseshell

tortoise shelltortoise-shelltortoise shells
Cloths including muslin were exchanged for ivory, tortoiseshell and rhinoceros-horn at that time.

Rhinoceros

rhinoRhinocerotidaerhinos
Cloths including muslin were exchanged for ivory, tortoiseshell and rhinoceros-horn at that time.

Bharuch

BarygazaBroachBarigaza
Muslin was traded from Barygaza – an ancient port of India located in Gujarat – to different parts of Indian subcontinent before European merchants came to India.

India

IndianRepublic of IndiaIND
Muslin was traded from Barygaza – an ancient port of India located in Gujarat – to different parts of Indian subcontinent before European merchants came to India.

Gujarat

Gujarat StateGujarat, IndiaGujrat
Muslin was traded from Barygaza – an ancient port of India located in Gujarat – to different parts of Indian subcontinent before European merchants came to India.

Ancient Rome

RomanRomansRome
The Romans prized muslin highly, using bullion and gold coins to buy the material from Deccan and South India.

Bullion

silver bullionactual gold weightgold and silver
The Romans prized muslin highly, using bullion and gold coins to buy the material from Deccan and South India.

Deccan Plateau

DeccanDeccan regionDeccan Peninsula
The Romans prized muslin highly, using bullion and gold coins to buy the material from Deccan and South India.

Ma Huan

A Chinese voyager, Ma Huan, wrote about five or six varieties of fine cloths after visiting Bengal in the early fifteenth century; he mentions that Bengal muslin was highly priced in China at that time.

China

People's Republic of ChinaChineseCHN
A Chinese voyager, Ma Huan, wrote about five or six varieties of fine cloths after visiting Bengal in the early fifteenth century; he mentions that Bengal muslin was highly priced in China at that time.

Silk

silk weavingsilk industrysilken
Under Mughal rule, Bengal was a center of the worldwide muslin, silk and pearl trades.