What is silent trade? Silent trade is trading good without meeting face to face. Who used silent trade? Western & North Africans. Why was silent trade used? To over come language barriers between the two groups of people. Where did silent trade take place? In African areas.
After the middleman sets up the trading spot he tells the traders where to go. (the chosen trading location is a nearby river) The traders arrived bringing wool, silk, cotton, dates, figs, grain, leather, and salt.
The traders spread out their goods along the river.
The traders beat on a drum to announce that they were making an offer to trade.
The traders walked several miles away from the site.
When the Wangarans heard the drum they traveled to the site by boat.