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Kamanagua Rapé Piri Piri Warrior Piri piri (justicia pectoralis) #53 5301 570 x 708
Kamanagua Rapé Piri Piri Warrior Piri piri (justicia pectoralis) #53 5301 570 x 708Kamanagua Rapé Piri Piri Warrior Piri piri (justicia pectoralis) #53 5301 570 x 708Kamanagua Rapé Piri Piri Warrior Piri piri (justicia pectoralis) #53 5301 570 x 708

Yaminawa rapé | Piri piri (justicia pectoralis) | #68 DRAFT



Origin: Brazilian Amazon

Common Names: Rapa dos Indios, Indian Snuff, Hape, Rapay

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Kamanagua Rapé Piri Piri Warrior | Piri piri (justicia pectoralis) | #53

Kamanagua Rapé Piri Piri Warrior was made by the  Kamanagua people who belong to the Katukina tribe. Kamanagua Rapé Piri Piri Warrior is a snuff that induces the senses, especially the smell, it is believed to be a protector, and calls the lovingful warrior from within.

Cyperus articulatus is a tall marsh grass that grows near the edges of lakes roots release a light, woody, and spicy fragrance with floral notes. It is one of the traditional spices of the Amazon region, used in local tradition. According to Brazilian folklore, the name priprioca came from Piri-Piri, a major warrior who lived in an Indian village in the heart of the Amazon jungle. It is said that he gave off a wonderful smell, able to attract any Indian tribe. He also had the power to disappear when in danger, or to get rid of the hordes of girls at your feet. Once, the daughter of a shaman named Supi was desperately in love with Piri-Piri. She asked her father to teach her a spell to capture Piri-Piri. The shaman then told her to tie Piri-Piri’s feet with her hair on a full moon night. Sensing danger, Piri-Piri disappeared in a cloud, never to return. In the place where the warrior was last seen, a plant sprouted which also gave off his magnificent aroma; in his honor, this plant was named piripirioca, later shortened to priprioca.


The Katukina or Catuquina are an indigenous group that inhabits the southwestern Brazilian state of Acre. They are the traditional carriers of rapé knowledge in the Amazonas region. They number approximately 450 individuals. Katukina people call themself: People of heaven, people of the sun and people of the otter.

When Katukinas share their rapé is a key moment of communication with the upper level, they believe the celestial spirits arrive to supervise the songs and dances and reality of the earth world.

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Would you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous people? Check this interesting website.

What is Rapé?

Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ is a tradition used by various indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly from the tribes people of Brazil and Peru. Rapé is a snuff which is blown into each nostril through a pipe known as a ‘Tepi’.  Which is either made from a hollow bone or bamboo. Each tribe has their own formula of plants, trees, seeds, most commonly combined with a pure form from the Amazon and an ash called tsunu, or others like Murici, Yarumo, or Inga. The rapé is prepared in a ritualistic way by specific members of the tribe.

Spirit of Nature

In some tribes, it is the women who gather the ingredients and make the Rapé, and others are made by the healer of the tribe. Typically they are made in small batches with specific intentions for the ceremony or person being treated. These are very powerful, profoundly healing and cleansing on many levels. The use of Rapé aims to connect one to the spirits of nature while invoking that power to bring about physical and spiritual healing.

Kuripe or Tepi

Traditionally, it 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.