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Katukina rapé zazará | Balance |#12

We travel to the Katukina tribe ourselves to source this rapé to ensure the quality of the rapé and to keep our long-standing trade relationship healthy.

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Katukina rapé zazará | Balance |#12

This is our most popular rapé since we introduced it in February 2015.

Rapé Katukina is a sacred shamanic snuff medicine sourced from the indigenous Katukina tribe of eastern Brazil. Preparation of the snuff is performed as a ritual with devotion and chants. It is an extremely time-consuming process and involves the harvesting of different plants, barks, and seeds of Amazonian species. The reported effects of this specific rapé are described as an overall clearing and grounding sensation.  Further effects include the de-calcification of the pineal gland and retuning breath to a natural frequency. A calm, focused and beautifully balanced energy is the result.

The Katukina people

The Katukina or Catuquinha are an indigenous group that inhabits the southwestern Brazilian state of Acre. They seem to be closely related to the Marúbo and the Kawanawas. They also belong to the same Pano linguistic family. In 1977 there were less than 200 Katukina people but the population is steadily recovering. Chanting rituals and profound forest survival skills keep this group united and in harmony with the rich amazonian environment they come from.

What is Rapé?

Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ in Portuguese, is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America. Predominantly tribal people from Brazil and Peru. Rapé blends contain a ground mixture of plants, tree bark, seeds, and ash. The fine powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi or ‘Kuripe’. The Tepi applicator is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver to the mouth of the person that administers the snuff. The Kuripe is for self-application. The V-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth allowing the snuff to be self-blown into the nose.

Each tribe has its own rapé formula and usually, it is women who gather the ingredients. The selection, mixture, and grinding process are regarded as a ritual only to be performed by a reputable healer. The snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasion.

The use of Rapé aims to restore our connection to nature and a sense of grounding. It clears mental fog and confusion eliminating negative thought patterns. These powerful snuffs bring about physical and spiritual wellness. 

Read more:

Step by step guide to using Rapé.

What is Rapé – Waking Herbs blog

Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. Wakingherbs.com, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.

RAPÉ DOS INDIOS
Origin: Brazilian Amazon
Common Names: Rapa dos Indios, Indian Snuff, Hape, Rapay

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