Although the reasons you may have for a holiday in Brazil are to enjoy its wonderful beaches and beautiful landscapes, there are still many treasures to know in a country where the richness of traditions is enormous. The beaches and landscapes you will not be able to put them in the suitcase, but the souvenirs from Brazil, arts, crafts and a bit of everything that I would like to present with this publication today .
Brazilian is a very artistic folk whose need to create is very strong. Art markets can be found almost everywhere, but in Embú das Artes (São Paulo) there is a complete village dedicated to art, especially painting and cabinet work.
In Rio de Janeiro, concretely in Ipanema, you can visit every Sunday the hippie fair at the Place of General Osorio. There are not just a lot of paintings but also souvenirs from Brazil, arts, crafts and a bit of everything.
Still in Rio de Janeiro but in another neighborhood, Laranjeiras, is a very nice Brazilian craft gallery. At Pé de Boi you can take a trip among all the traditions of the country gathered in one place. And the problem will be decide what to raise and how to carry it since we will want almost everything!
In the North of the country, at the mouth of the Amazon, lies the island of Marajó. Well known is its ceramics, crafted by the tribe of marajoaras. You do not have to go to Marajó to get to know it, but you have to go as far as Belém to the Paracurí craft fair. Although the prices are not at all expensive, the packaging to take the ceramics to the aircraft is not appropriate. You should do it yourself if you do not want to arrive with a suitcase full of unrecognizable pieces.
The work of the embroiderers is admirable and according to the part of the country, especially in the north-east, one can find real treasures: in Caicó (Rio Grande do Norte) the Richelieu embroidery, from Parnaiba to Jericoacoara (Ceará) the bobbin lace, in Poção (Pernambuco) the Cluny embroidery … And to appreciate all that we only have to stay at the beach in Fortaleza, Natal or Porto Galinhos to make very good purchases. In fact, the best place to find souvenirs from Brazil, arts, crafts and a bit of everything is always the beach.
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING
As I just said, the beach can offer us absolutely everything. And without the need to move around, the tireless barkers will make sure you have not changed your mind and you really do not want to buy anything.
There are still the markets. Great, traditional and very nice ones as in Fortaleza, the Mercado Central, and in Salvador, the Mercado Modelo. There may be souvenirs from Brazil, arts, crafts and a bit of everything, almost without limit of imagination.
More sophisticated but with the same charm as the big markets, are the Sobral and Cores da Terra stores.
Sobral has several stores, especially in Rio, but even in France and Germany they have their shops. Jewelry with decorative objects using plastic parts, nothing ends up in the trash.
Cores da Terra is in a property in Bahia. There they work more developed ceramics but with a unique Brazilian taste. The name comes to tell us everything, it’s the bright color of the country, souvenirs from Brazil, arts, crafts and a bit of everything.Subscribe to our blog