During the 17th century the VOC maintained a trading post in the affluent city of Baroda, which was situated north of Surat in the interior, on the route between Broach and Ahmedabad. Baroda was particularly well known for its coarsely woven cottons, that were exported via Cambay by Portuguese, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu merchants. In the surrounding region the people grew indigo. The pigment was not of a particularly good quality and for this reason served as a dyestuff for cheaper types of textiles. The compilers of this database have not as yet come across a source in the literature that identifies this location as a VOC post.