A legacy of Brazil's native inhabitants (who still make some of the most gorgeous baskets in the country, see photo at left), basketry is very much practiced all over; palm fronds and grasses are woven, crocheted, dyed, made into wonderful rugs, placemats, baskets, tablecloths, sandals, you name it! Here are some examples from the states of Ceará, Maranhão, Tocantins (the "golden grass" pieces above), and Piauí (the rug).
You can view "golden grass" or capim dourado objects in a gorgeous catalog published by Central do Cerrado. Plus, you get to see the plant itself and the women who weave the to-die-for collection!!
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