Indian Ocean trade really flourished during the time period of 450 CE to 1450 CE. Unlike the Silk Roads, the Indian Ocean Maritime System was used for bulk goods such as textiles, pepper, timber, rice, sugar and wheat. Monsoon winds made Indian Ocean trade more reliable and predictable allowing more consistent and controlled trade. Malay and Indian soldiers controlled trade around the time of its establishment. The Mediterranean Basin primarily traded ceramics, wine and olive oil. East Africa traded gold, ivory and tortoise shells. Arabia contributed with perfume and frankincense. India, as always, contributed with cotton textiles and spices. China's primary exports were silk, porcelain and tea. Southeast Asia, like India, traded spices such as nutmeg and mace. Srivijiya, a Malay kingdom, was located at a crtiical point in Indian Ocean trade. Other civilizations such as Saliendra, the Swahili city-states and Great Zimbabwe thrived off the increasing popularity of the IOMS. IOMS played a major role in the economic and political revival of China and the rise of Islam.