Set of Two Baskets - Golden Grass

This set of Golden Grass baskets is sure to be a hit in any ambiance.
It weighs: 0.70 kg (1.5 lb)
Small basket measures: (H x Diam) 7 x 32 cm (2.8 x 12.6 in).
Large basket measures: (H x Diam) 7 x 34 cm (2.8 x 13.4 in).
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The pieces in the basket collection are unique, handcrafted items that will stand out in your home. They are perfect for holding all sizes and shapes. These baskets are made of the highest quality golden grass handwoven by our skilled artisans. Adorn your home with this stylish handmade basket set with a touch of Brazilian artistry.

Syngonanthus nitens or golden grass is a grass-like species of Eriocaulaceae which exists in the region of Jalapão, state of Tocantins, Brazil - the region is part of the Brazilian cerrado. Its main characteristic is the bright and gold color, hence their common name "Capim Dourado", which literally means "golden grass".

The making of handicrafts from golden grass began in Jalapão, in the Afro-Brazilian community of Mumbuca. Indigenous people, probably from the Xerente ethnic group, taught the art to local inhabitants when passing through the region around the 1930s. The handicrafts are made of coils of golden grass sewn tightly together with strips from the Moriche Palm's (Mauritia flexuosa) young leaves. For decades the handicrafts were only made by women for household uses and/or sporadic selling. Today, there are at least 12 local community associations.

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