Baskets from Brazil: Golden Grass Conter Oval Basket with Lid

by: Cross Trade

Category: Baskets

Golden Grass Woven Baskets

The beautiful capim dourado or 'golden grass' used in our Brazilian woven grass basket collections can be found growing in the Tocantins region of Brazil, where our artist partner, Maria, lives. It is a protected resource, and its raw grasses cannot be exported. Only the finished grass products of the indigenous peoples of Brazil can be brought into your home--making these items unique and valuable. The indigenous people of Brazil have been crafting woven goods from this unique grass for many years. It is durable, flexible and lightweight, making it perfect for jewelry and basket making.  Pick up your unique, fair trade, hand-woven basket today!

The Artist's Story: Maria Carvíulia

In Mumbuca, Brazil, Maria (pictured here with five of her six children) is diligently weaving. Her husband is a part-time farm laborer. His work is so inconsistent that he struggles to bring in enough income for their family of seven. Maria's connection with Cross Trade, a partner organization of Jesus' Economy, has proved to be vital in helping provide for her family. Her handmade golden grass baskets are as beautiful as they are versatile. Support Maria and her family. Pick up your golden grass basket today.    

Product Details

Dimensions and Qualities
  • Dimensions: Small 4" x 3" 1.75"; Medium 6" x 4" x 2.25"
  • Locally-sourced, beautiful golden grass
Origins and Guarantee
  • Made in Brazil
  • Created by artisans via Cross Trade
  • Ships from the U.S.
  • 100% money back guarantee, for up to 90 days

Fair Trade Product Features

Made from all-natural, renewable resources.

Supports female entrepreneurship in impoverished areas of Brazil.

Money earned supports a mother raising six children and a husband who earns inconsistent farm wages. 

A completely unique product, found only in this region (Tocantins, Brazil). 

Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.


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