You guessed it, one of Ceara’s national prides is cachaça liqueur, and in it you will find pickled just about everything, even crabs! Plenty of them at the Mercado Central.
Straw baskets on display at the Mercado Central
Colorful straw potholders on sale at Fortaleza’s Mercado Central among other neighborhing places
Cashew, my weakness!
More cachaça, pocket-size, always handy………..
Coconuts and their precious water couldn’t miss at the Mercado Central
Dried fruits, vegetable oils and juices
Rapadura, a pure, energetic concentrate of cane sugar, very typical from Ceara. Yet another national pride.
Ever-present, ever-swinging hammocks. If you haven’t dozed on one while you were in Fortaleza, you can’t say you have fully experienced the city.
Traditional way to make the embroidery for hammocks and clothes
More straw baskets
Colorful table/kitchen cloths
Straw hats, beach-style, classy, aren’t they?
Tablecloth made with coconut fiber
My stroll around Mercado Central, the essence of Ceara’s art and craft in the heart of Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, right next to Nossa Senhora da Assunção. Rest assured that here you can find literally anything, from food to clothes to shoes to hammocks to kitchen towels.