Shawandawa Powerful Force Rapé | Anadenanthera peregrina & Piri Piri (Eleutherine bulbosa) | #75
Shawandawa Powerful Force Rapé is a strong blend made with the much appreciated ash from the Murici tree (Byrsonima crassifolia) used locally as a sacred remedy for a wide variety of ailments, the seeds of Anadenanthera peregrina and piri piri (Eleutherine bulbosa).
Shawandawa Powerful Force Rapé is one of our most special snuffs, it is fierce and intense, it feels balancing with a stable uplifting effect .
Shawandawa tribe is one of the only fifteen remaining ethnic groups of the Jurua Valley. also known as shawandaua, Shawanaua, Shawanauá, Shaonahua or Shaodawa.
Shawandawa tribe is one of the only fifteen remaining ethnic groups of the Jurua Valley. Shawandawa (also known as Arara del Acre, shawandaua, Shawanaua, Shawanauá, Shaonahua, or Shaodawa) is an indigenous group that inhabits the southwest of the Brazilian state of Acre. This tribe came into contact with western cultures only at the beginning of the 20th century. The entire tribe currently consists of only 550 people. We are very grateful that they decided to work with us and that we can now offer their rare exclusive Shawandawa Powerful Force Rapé to rapé enthusiasts around the world while offering a good source of income to this community that is under a lot of pressure.
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.