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Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis) is a tree native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia. These plants can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Agarwood has long been a trading commodity of the kingdoms in Indonesia. The kingdom of Srivijaya, which existed between the VII to XI centuries AD in South Sumatra, became an exporter of this wood to Arabia.
“To the Arab country, Sriwijaya exported agarwood, camphor, sandalwood, ivory, tin, ebony, sapan wood, spices,” wrote Nia Kurnia Sholihat Irfan in Sriwijaya Kingdom: Center for Government and Development (1983:63).
After Srivijaya disbanded, other kingdoms that existed in Sumatra and other areas also traded agarwood.