Arts and Crafts in Goiás are varied with the predominant utilization of materials such as wood, ceramic and vegetal fibers like cornhusk and banana leaf.  Jataí, Silvânia and Alexânia, at the Olho D’Água district, are cities that stand out on the quality of their work.

Goiás Arts and Crafts Overview

Some of the arts and crafts produced in the state are:

  • Clay and ceramic objects, with strong native population influence;
  • Weaver’s loom articles;
  • Accessories and decoration objects made with rocks, crystals and silver;
  • Woodwork;
  • Articles made of  banana leaf and corn husk fibers.

Goiás is present in the biggest arts and crafts exhibitions of the country with many participants and outstanding and numbers of sales. In 2016, it ranked 4th in sales during the Feira Nacional de Negócios do Artesanato, FENEARTE (National Handicraft Business Fair) that occurred in July, earning about 139 thousand reais. The main national exhibitions are:

Exhbitions Local Period
Feira Nacional de Negócios do Artesanato (FENEARTE) Pernambuco July
Salão Brasil Original Anhembi (SP) Octuber
Salão Internacional Brasília March/April
Feira Nacional de Artesanato Belo Horizonte December

Data and evolution of handicraft in Goiás

In recent years, there was a significant increase in the numbers of artisans registered through the Goiano Arts and Crafs Program. Goiás registered a growth of 1.248,4% in its registers in six years, reaching the first place in the national ranking. With this registration, the artisans receive the National Craftsman’s Register that will make it possible for them to transport the merchandise and to participate in the national fairs.

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NATIONAL RANKING OF REGISTERS ARTISAN IN BRAZIL IN 2015-2016
1 GOIÁS 2.111
2 CEARÁ 1.507
3 PARÁ 1.318
4 RIO DE JANEIRO 1.276
5 RIO GRANDE DO SUL 1.244
6 RIO GRANDE DO NORTE 1.187
7 PERNAMBUCO 962
8 DISTRITO FEDERAL 944
9 ALAGOAS 739
10 ESPÍRITO SANTO 706
11 AMAZONAS 672
12 BAHIA 637
13 MINAS GERAIS 613
14 MATO GROSSO DO SUL 603
15 SERGIPE 549
16 PARAÍBA 465
17 PIAUÍ 420
18 MATO GROSSO 396
19 SÃO PAULO 278
20 RONDÔNIA 216
21 SANTA CATARINA 194
22 PARANÁ 155
23 ACRE 116
24 TOCANTINS 98
25 MARANHÃO 49
26 RORAIMA 20
27 AMAPÁ 9

The main municipalities of Goiás in the number of registered artisans are:

City Region Total of registers (until setembro 2016)
1 – GOIÂNIA M 344
2 – CRISTALINA E 258
3 – PIRENÓPOLIS E 152
4 – CATALÃO SE 145
5 – FAINA NO 139
6 – ALTO PARAÍSO NE 116
7 – IPAMERI SE 112
8 – QUIRINÓPOLIS SO 105
9 – VALPARAÍSO E 102
10 – ALEXÂNIA E 99