Tourist Attraction in Rio Branco: Casa dos Povos da Floresta
Inaugurated in 2003, the House of the Peoples of the Forest imitates an indigenous maloca and portrays the history of riverine, rubber tappers and Indians. It is located inside the Maternity Park - tourist attraction of Rio Branco, in Acre. With the purpose of valuing and storing all this history, a proposal was made to create the House, so that more and more the Acreans could have knowledge of its history, taking pride of its past, preserving for the future. In addition to having a permanent exhibition of the Amazonian imagination, with myths and legends transmitted orally by rubber tappers, riverine and indigenous, from father to son, the House of the Peoples of the Forest also offers a video collection and a library on the history of Acre, focusing the traditional people and the more recent society. It also composes the traditional aspect of the House, an exhibition of indigenous and regional handicrafts. The architecture of space was inspired by the great Kupixáuas (large indigenous houses). The paint on the entry floor is inspired by Yawanawá body painting. In the place, the visitor can see replicas of the folkloric characters that inhabit the imaginary of the peoples of the region and the typical handicraft of groups that have lived for hundreds of years in the Amazon region. The place has a room for permanent exposure of the Acre culture and another that houses works by local artists. The ethnographic and bibliographical collection was acquired gradually and by donations. Among the exhibits, one can find the pink boto, the giant mapinguari, the mother of the forest, among others.