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Northeast Brazil Handicrafts

Northeast Region | Nurturing Handicraft Heritage

Beyond sugarcane, green coconuts, coconut straw, and reeds from the sertão, the art of this region is brimming with style, including clay sculptures and ceramic utensils. Due to its colonization by various peoples, the cultural diversity is incredible. Portuguese and Azorean settlers brought Bobbin lace, and labyrinth embroidery as part of their heritage, as well as Irish lace, Renaissance lace, and Richelieu embroidery, among others.

In addition to Bahia, Sergipe, and Rio Grande do Norte, to which we've dedicated special sections on this map of Brazilian handicrafts, the region includes the states of Alagoas, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Piauí.

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