Local handicrafts and artisanal items on your trip
Local Arts and Crafts
For handcrafted purses, quilts, ceramics, and dolls, visit Casa de Artesanato, showroom for Rio de Janeiro city and state artisans. Rua Real Grandeza 293, Botafogo; tel. 55 (21) 2286 7300.
Indigenous Tribal Products
Pots, baskets, and wooden objects made by indigenous tribes are available at FUNAI Craft Shop, part of Museu do Índio. Rua das Palmeiras 55, Botafogo; tel. 55 (21) 2286 8899. www.museudoindio.gov.br
Sugar Cane Brandy
Cachaçaria Petisco da Vila produces artisanal cachaça (sugar cane brandy). Visitors can watch the production process. Avenida Martin Luther King 126, Loja 821 (Shopping Nova América), Del Castilho; tel. 55 (21) 2583 1500. www.petiscodavila.com.br/cachacaria.htm
Marcelo Armstrong’s Favela Tour (www.favelatour.com.br) stops at Feira de Artesanato da Rocinha, the handicraft market inside the Rocinha favela (shanty town); includes paintings, jewelry, purses, and other items. Wide variety of handcrafted works also available at the Inpanema Hippie Fair outdoor market; open Sundays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Praça General Osório, Ipanema; www.feirahippieipanema.com
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