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In Search of the Exotic
For centuries, the word "India" referred to a fabled kingdom in the East known to the western world for its silk, porcelain, spices, sugar, and tea. These treasures traveled westward by caravan over the legendary Silk Road, then from Arabian ports to Europe by sea.
In actuality, "India" was not a single place or kingdom, but a composite of many countries and cultures as yet unknown to Western civilization.
The desire of Europeans to discover "India" gave birth to the Age of Exploration, followed by three centuries of expanding trade and colonization. It also gave birth to new nations. America grew strong and prosperous on trade with the East.
The never ending quest for the exotic has given rise to many legends. Inspired by such tales, we, at INDIA TREE, are creating a legend of our own by bringing together under the INDIA TREE label an extraordinary assortment of quality products from around the world.
Founder, President & CEO