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.
Some artisans spent their time making pieces during the expo.
Urn – Pará
Rendas – Paraiba
It took an entire year to make this wedding dress. – Paraiba
Anteaters? – Mato Grosso
Rubber shoes – Acre
Cachaça de jambu & peppers – Pará
Lampião & Maria Bonita – Pará
Bon Bons – Piauí
Heavy clay pots, emphasis on heavy – Espirito Santo
Rio Grande do Sul
Olive oil with murupi pepper – Amazonas
Bumba-meu-boi – Maranhão