Sousa Pernambuco Bows for Violin, Viola & Cello
Sousa Bows was founded in 2002 by Julio and Carlos Batista, and a group of talented bowmakers. The headquarters for Sousa Bows is currently located in the town of Santa Teresa, in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. An area which stands out for having some of the most exuberant biodiversity in the world, with about 40% of its territory is covered by the Atlantic Forest ecoregion.
Julio Batista intends to develop projects that will benefit this exquisite and storied region that has been the home to Sousa Bows. One such project, vital to the sustainability of the bow industry as well the environment, is the preservation of pernambuco wood. Another equally important project involves investing in the local community and its cultural landscape by helping its underprivileged youth through the establishment of a music school as well as a school of violin making.