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HANDMADE IN BRAZIL
To bring you the uniqueness of Bio jewellery, made with the splendid Natural Brazilian Gold (Golden Grass and Buriti Straw) that cares for you and our planet.
With us, you can enhance your natural beauty and present whom you love without harming the environment!
Native Of Brazil, was created to get you closer to the extraordinary world of the Golden Grass (also known as Gold Vegetable) and Buriti Straw, two very important fibers found at Jalapão, Tocantins State (Brazilian Cerrado). Both fibers are very important in the Brazilian culture and handcrafts
We often select a wide variety of Bio jewellery, bags and accessories, all delicately made one by one by the hands of super talented artisans from the Tocantins. In addition to the pieces being unique and original, complementing any style, they are also hypoallergenic and the metal parts used are plated in 18k Gold.
Our products are Pet, Vegan and Environment-friendly, all carefully chosen not only for their unique natural beauty but also for their environmental preservation, sustainability and social support of artisan communities.
Brazilian Golden Grass (Syngonanthus Nitens) - Capim Dourado is a type of evergreen with a white flower on a golden stalk, the blades of grass are naturally Golden in colour.
The plant occurs on the paths in practice the entire Cerrado of Brazil. However, there is a greater quantity in Jalapão, a region east of Tocantins state (located in the Brazilian Cerrado). The handcrafts began in Jalapão, in the Afro-Brazilian community of Mumbuca. Indigenous people from the Xerente ethnic group taught the art to locals inhabitants when passing through the region around the 1930s.
The Golden Grass is currently one of the most important sources of income for the people in this area.
Due to the high demand for the extraction of Golden Grass, the government of Tocantins created the “Lei do Capim” (Grass Law) together with the communities to ensure the harvest of Golden Grass is sustainable.
With this law, it is only allowed to harvest Golden Grass stalks from September 20th to November because, from this time, the stems are already dry and golden, and the seeds have already been produced. As the amount of Golden Grass is very limited, only licensed artisans can harvest and follow all the requirements for such practice.
As a protection to the artisans, the sale of raw material is prohibited outside of Jalapão, and the Golden Grass can only be sold in the form of crafts and finished components for jewellery and home accessories.
Buriti is a palm tree that can grow up to 30 meters in height and grows across almost the entire Brazilian Cerrado. It has great importance for the local communities, mainly due to its multiple uses. The pulp is used to manufacture sweets, liqueurs and others, while the newer leaves are used in the production of handcrafted pieces.
Extractivism of Buriti Silk
Buriti is a versatile, light and ultra-resistant vegetable fibre used to produce Bio jewellery, accessories and other products in South America. The Golden Grass craft is sewn with silk (or ribbon) taken from the “Eye” of the Buriti, which is between 4 to 10 meters high, is the newest sheet, and has not yet produced flowers or fruit.
To protect the Buriti, artisans receive recommendations for good practices for harvesting silk, thus avoiding any damage to trees and the environment. Harvesting the “Eye” does not kill the Buriti tree and neither accelerates nor reduces new leaves production.