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Tagua Kuripe | K7 | Rapé Applicator | Shipped from USA

Classic kuripe made out of Tagua nut (vegetable ivory). Handmade in Ecuador and only available through WakingHerbs.com. Available in Tagua-wood and Tagua-root combinations.



Handmade Ecuadorian rapé Tagua Kuripe  (applicator) | Shipped from USA

These Tagua kuripes are handmade in Ecuador by a befriended artist. Available in Tagua(all white)or as a combination wood-tagua combination.

Excellent for self-administering rapé. They conduct the rapé, breath, and energy like a high-quality kuripe should.

These Waking Herbs exclusive Kuripes are simple yet elegant.

The short side is 3,5 cm. The long side is 5 cm.

Tagua Kuripe

Tagua nut (Phytelephas sp) is also called Ivory nut since its’ properties and looks are very similar to ivory.

The applicators are made with Tagua and or Caoba wood and root. Caoba wood is known for its durability and its deep brown color patterns.

The tagua – root combination is the more luxurious version with a beautiful natural pattern.

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 can help to clear mental fog and confusion.  These powerful snuffs bring about physical and spiritual wellness. 

Read more:

Step by step guide to using Rapé.

What is Rapé – Waking Herbs blog

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