Golden grass jewelry and wickerwork - Tocantins

We are a group of artisans from Ponta Alta, Tocantins. We make jewelry, bags, hats and baskets from golden grass.

The so-called golden grass (Portuguese: capim dourado; Syngonanthus nitens) is a species of grass found in central Brazil, which still occurs naturally over large areas in the state of Tocantins. Its golden yellow color and luster have made the grass a very popular raw material for all kinds of braided goods and fashion accessories, and its intense use has already led to specific environmental legislation designed to guarantee the survival of this plant.

Golden grass