Chakapa | Chacarpa | Ceremonial Cleansing Instrument

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This natural rattle of bundled leaves was made by a shaman friend from the Quechua tribe in Rio Napo Province Ecuador.

This rattle is used in ayahuasca ceremonies when icaros are sung to help call for spirit helpers and to carry the rythm.

Also used for Cleansing (Chi Banishment)


Wikipedia tells us this:

Chakapa (sometimes spelled shakapa or Latinized to shacapa) is a Quechua word for a shaker or rattle constructed of bundled leaves. Bushes of the genus Pariana provide the leaves for the shakapa. It is also the common name for these bushes.

Curanderos (healers) and other shaman of the Shipibo-Conibo people in the Peruvian Amazon use the chakapa in healing ceremonies.

In an ayahuasca ceremony, for example, a curandero may shake the shakapa around the patient while singing an icaro (healing song). The sound of the chakapa is said to comfort patients in an ayahuasca ceremony and “cleans” the energy surrounding the patient. Shaman have a large variety of movements that create different sounds and energy waves; these movements match the coinciding icaro and healing that is being done at the time.

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