Pataxó handicrafts

originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal © 2005

Located just 90 minutes from a major beach area, the community sees carefully managed tourism as a potential source of environmentally sustainable development that
could contribute to cultural preservation, giving youth an opportunity to remain in the area rather than drifting
to the cities.
Their village has embraced a return to its roots, an emphasis on reinvigorating traditional songs, dances, ceremonies, and even food and dress.


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