“The production of shell artcraft in Piúma is lost in time and is considered a heritage of the culture of the indians of the Puri and Tupiniquim nations who inhabited the region. The first necklaces were made of small winkles, called "little rice" and that are still produced today. They are considered the most authentic expression of the local artcraft.

In the neighborhood of Itaputanga, the tradition is, since immemorial times, the production of a necklace made of flax seeds, greatly appreciated by tourists.”

Josefina Guimarães

Member of Centro Cultural de Piúma