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Rio Grande do Sul

Rio Grande do Sul | Brazilian Crafts 


Based in the far south of Brazil, the craftsmanship of this state is a unique blend of traditions and industries. It specializes in cowhide products, such as rugs and leather goods, and also boasts a rich tradition in rock crystal mining such as the Crystal Quartz and the Amethyst,

Additionally, it is a significant industrial hub for furniture and transportation manufacturing.

The Influence of Culture on Local Handicrafts

In terms of culture, the Gaúcho, as the natives of this state are called, take pride in their traditions and customs. They are known for their skill in preparing a great barbecue. Due to the cold climate, the poncho, an old gaucho garment, and the use of animal hides are still commonly seen. 

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