SHEKHAVATI - Caravan Routes & Trade Concessions
Pali was the entre pot for the eastern and western regions where the productions of India, Kashmir and China (Tibet?) where interchanged for those of Europe, Africa, Persia and Arabia. Caravans from the ports of Kutch and Gujarat imported ivory, copper, dates, gum-arabica, borax, coconuts, broad cloths, silks, sandalwood, camphor, dyes, drugs, oxide, sulphate of arsenic, spices, coffee etc.
In exchange they received chintzes, dried fruit, hing (from Multan), sugar, opium (from Kota), silks and fine cloth, potash, shawls, dyed blanket, arms and sale of home manufacture.