Golden grass jewelry from Brazil

Golden grass jewelry from Brazil

During our last days in Beja, Portugal we visited the huge yearly farmer’s fair Ovibeja. A 5 days festival where you can see and buy everything (remotely) related to farming. Our truck was a bit too small to buy a cow or a tractor. But not too small to buy earrings made from golden grass.

 

Golden grass jewelry

 This jewelry is made with golden grass from Brazil:

Golden grass jewelry from Brazil in Beja, Portugal
Golden grass jewelry from Brazil in Beja, Portugal

Golden grass is a flowering plant, Syngonanthus Nitens, which can be found in Central Brazil. It grows without use of pesticides or other toxic stuff and is harvested and processed in an eco-friendly manner.

Golden grass jewelry from Brazil in Beja, Portugal
Golden grass jewelry from Brazil in Beja, Portugal

The artisans of Jalapäo, mostly women, have organized themselves in order to maintain the region’s cultural legacy and enhance the living conditions of themselves and their families.

Golden grass earrings from Brazil in Beja, Portugal
Golden grass earrings in Beja, Portugal

You can find various shops on the internet which sell the gorgeous jewelry made by these women. Not only will you buy a unique and eco-friendly piece, you’ll also support these women.

I bought my earrings from a Portuguese artisan: Bio Joias da Ysnara

The Portuguese farmer’s fair Ovibeja

 

 

The truth is the truth

Jewels from Brazil are not appreciated as they should. They are always great and can be matched with many things.