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HANDICRAFT: BAHIAN FOLK ART
Handicraft is one of the most typical inheritances of Bahia and much sought either for home or personal use. Blouses embroidered for decoration and trimmed with lace, shoes, untanned leather sandals and purses, and straw bags are very popular.

Bahia's folk art takes various forms and shapes in its handicraft. The handicraft of the Bahian people is still made in a very rustic manner, yet with much attention and care. One ceramic pot is never exactly like another pot, just as one tablecloth made of bobbin lace from the Island of Mare will not be identical to another such tablecloth.

Bahian handicraft is very diverse, being outstanding in the fields of leather, wood, ceramics, metal, basket weaving and braiding (natural fibers), spinning and weaving, and beadwork. Handmade objects have always been very much in demand both because of the originally of design and the different options for their use. In general, the ceramics are used as home utensils (typical food such as feijoada and fish moqueca are much tastier when cooked in clay pots) and in home decoration. Handwork from fibers, spinning and weaving form rustic or sophisticated areas when used in interior decoration giving a special touch of elegance to curtains, rugs and table centerpieces.

Candomble - A Religious Syncretism In Brazil

In Bahia, the former capital of Brazil, the descendants of the inhabitants of South-West Nigeria have continued to worship their ancestral gods or Orixa to this very day, in spite of...

Capoeira - Dance or Fight?

Capoeira is a dance of rare physical beauty. It is also violent and very fast, a delicate and astute fight - the highest choreographic expression of a suffering race.

Cuisine - Food For The Body And For The Spirit

Hardly, if ever, you can find a kind of people who enjoys cooking and eating as much as people from Bahia. Eating, in Bahia, is not merely a matter...

Parties in Bahia

It is affectionately said that "when Bahians are not actually participating in a festival they are rehearsing for one." And in a way it's true. The people of Bahia, a fusion of...

AFRICAN HERITAGE IN BAHIA

The state of Bahia and its capital, Salvador, are very important centers of study of the immense African Diaspora to the New World. For over 350 years the negreiros (slave ships) brought their human...

The Axé Project

One of the most successful child welfare and education programmes for street children, the Axé Project, constantly visited by international authorities and persons carrying out studies,...

HANDICRAFT: BAHIAN FOLK ART

Handicraft is one of the most typical inheritances of Bahia and much sought either for home or personal use. Blouses embroidered for decoration and trimmed with lace, shoes, untanned leather...

Itapuã Golf Club

Salvador is the capital of different ethnic groups. There is the Itapuã Golf Club, located at the poetical beach of Itapoã, mentioned in the song by Vinicius de Moraes.

This interestingly built...