Dyed Polish linen, buttons, jade beads, topaz beads, thread, parrot feathers, faux flower and leaves made in East Berlin.
“Of the remaining streets the Rua Misericorda and the Rua Ouvidor are the most interesting. The latter contains the finest and largest shops; but we must not expect the magnificent establishments we behold in the cities of Europe—in fact, we meet with little that is beautiful or costly. The flower-shops were the only objects of particular attraction for me. In these shops are exposed for sale the most lovely artificial flowers, made of birds’ feathers, fishes’ scales, and beetles’ wings.”
CHAPTER II. ARRIVAL AND SOJOURN IN RIO JANEIRO. - A Woman’s Journey round the World by Ida Laura Phieffer, 1850