Mãos do Brasil

This week I went to Mãos do Brasil, a huge handicrafts expo in Anhembi that brings together over 500 artisans from every state in Brazil, plus Brasília. It was really interesting to walk around and see the diverse representations of culture. I ended up spending at least four hours looking at everything — plus an undisclosed amount of reais.

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Some artisans spent their time making pieces during the expo.

Mato Grosso

Urn – Pará

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Piauí

Rendas - Paraiba

Rendas – Paraiba

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It took an entire year to make this wedding dress. – Paraiba

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Anteaters? – Mato Grosso

Bahia

Bahia

Rubber shoes - Acre

Rubber shoes – Acre

Amazonas

Amazonas

Pará

Cachaça de jambu & peppers –  Pará

Goiás

Goiás

Paraiba

Paraiba

Lampião & Maria Bonita - Pará

Lampião & Maria Bonita – Pará

Piauí

Bon Bons – Piauí

Clay pots - Espirito Santo

Heavy clay pots, emphasis on heavy – Espirito Santo

Rio Grande do Sul

Rio Grande do Sul

Olive oil with murupi pepper - Amazonas

Olive oil with murupi pepper – Amazonas

Pará

Pará

Minas Gerais

Minas Gerais

Amazonas

Amazonas

Goiás

Goiás

Bumba-meu-boi - Maranhão

Bumba-meu-boi – Maranhão

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