Ivory was an important trade item. Image credit telegraph.co.uk

Ivory was an important trade item. Image credit telegraph.co.uk

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Items traded the Mutapa State with the Portuguese

The Local People exchanged the following items for foreign goods

  • Gold
  • Ivory
  • Grain
  • Iron tools
  • Soapstone carvings
  • Copper

And in return the Portuguese traded the following items with the locals

Items the Portuguese used to trade with the local people

  • guns
  • cloth
  • beads
  • bangles
  • bracelets
  • maize seed
  • alcohol/spirits
  • fruit trees

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