The Caiçaras

Are the native inhabitants of the green coast in southeastern Brazil. They are descended from Indigenous Brazil, Europeans and Africans.It may seem odd to those who live in urban centers, but the use of the canoe as a means of transportation is something that is part of the routine of the residents of the city of Paraty and its surroundings.

The canoe

It is to ‘caiçaras’ (those who live by the sea) as the subway for workers in large centers”, compares Almir Tã, fisherman and artist, highlighting that ‘caiçara’ canoe is a Brazilian intangible cultural asset. The National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage’s Advisory Board has considered the application of the asset is relevant and is developing a study to carry out its listing process.

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