Capim Dourado


Golden grass is a species of evergreen from the "Syngonanthus nitens", found in humid fields in several regions of the Brazilian Cerrado, in the Jalapão region, located in the state of Tocantins. Its main characteristic is the bright and gold color, hence their common name "capim dourado", which literally means "golden grass".. 

Indigenous people, probably from the Xerente ethnic group, taught the art to local inhabitants when passing through the region around the 1930s. Its preparation was learned by residents of the quilombola community of Mumbuca, a village located in the municipality of Mateiros, and was passed down from generation to generation among the jalapoeira communities.

Currently, handicrafts developed with this vegetable, constitute an important source of income for the local economy in Tocantins, where they transmit the ancestral art of weaving this exceptional grass. Golden grass is a rare plant, found in few places in Brazil.  We love having this material as part of our repertoire of materials, all wild, natural, ecological and sustainable product that helps small communities back home.