This golden material is used in many wonderful handicrafts. It comes exclusively from Brazil and has formed a source of income and legacy for many families from the country of Brazil. Today, this natural material is spread throughout the world because of its beauty and splendor. It has been used by many distinctive places for fashion design and is also used in the design of home accessories and other high-level craftsmanship. Now, we will take you on a journey to the world of this unique and wonderful material.
Golden grass is a grass-like type and is called Syngonanthus nitens Ruhland. This plant is grown exclusively in Brazil and it is grown seasonally in the Jalapão area of Tocantin state. It is characterized by high metallic luster and golden color so its common name is "Capim Dourado", which literally means golden grass.
Golden grass is protected by law, where it can only be harvested in certain seasons and cultivated according to special rules. Golden grass can only be harvested between 20 September and 20 November to keep seeds that are obtained successively from flowers each year. In order to maintain sustainability and contribute to the local economy, it is prohibited by law to export golden grass as a raw material. However, it is allowed to be exported only as prepared goods. This has made the craft industries that are based on this material a major source of income for many families in the golden grass growing areas.
In the areas of growing golden grass, local populations convert it into a variety of handicrafts such as: bags, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, hats, baskets and other handicrafts. Since the 1930s, this craft has been passed down from generation to generation of local women.
These pieces are of distinctive beauty as well as they are made of 100% natural materials and are environmentally natural without any chemicals or pesticides. This has led the industry to spread in many markets in other countries. However, many distinctive places for fashion design also use accessories made from this unique material.
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