Hand painted Kuripe (self-applicator) made in the subtropical forest of Mindo in Ecuador
Hummingbirds and butterflies are very abundant in the valley of Mindo where Laura, Wouter and their kids live. This inspired us to ask our friend Michelle, an artist and traveler to create these unique hand painted kuripe’s.
Each Hand painted Kuripe is painted by hand and has an unique design.
We feel very proud of these hand painted kuripe ‘s, full of love, and good intention. We like to share with you all the good vibes from the jungle we live in of which beautiful and magic hummingbirds and butterflies are one of the most amazing inhabitants.
These hand painted kuripe ‘s are made by a local carpenter called Hektor out of durable mahogany, locally known as caoba.
Products with heart. All handmade and fair trade. The design on your applicator will be random.
Kuripe or Tepi
Traditionally, rapé is administered through either the Tepi or Kuripe. The Kuripe is a for self-administration and the Tepi is used when blowing the snuff for another person. The V-shaped applicator or Kuripe, connects the nostril to the mouth. The Tepi is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver.
Opening the Chakras
In general, the tribes believe Rapé facilitates the opening and clearing of the chakras, facilitates a sense of grounding and connection to the earth. Some think it supports the release of disease from the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Furthermore some say that using rapé opens the third-eye chakra, decalcifies the pineal gland, clears mental fog and confusion. Finally it releases negative thought patterns and most of all it supports our connection to the breath and expands our connection to Spirit.
Find out more
Would you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous people? Check this interesting website.