Shimmering natural fiber is contrasted by a band of spun black cotton, resulting in a decidedly modern cuff bracelet. The meticulously coiled and thread-wrapped material is Capim Dourado, or Golden Grass. True to its name, the fine grass has a golden sheen that truly looks like a fine metal and is similarly rare, growing only in the remote northeastern Jalapão region of Tocatins, Brazil.
2.5" diameter; 1" wide
Golden Grass and black cotton
Handmade in Tocantins, Brazil
This is special because...
Since its discovery by runaway slaves from the northeastern state of Bahia more than a century ago, Golden Grass grass - now on the verge of extinction - has been utilized to make all manner of utilitarian and ornamental goods. In recent years, to protect the species and the tiny communities whose livelihood depend on it, stringent regulations have been enacted, permitting only a very narrow, sustainable harvest season.