Five Tribes Rapé Set
Huitoto, Kanamari, Katukina, Nukini, Yawanawa
From our exclusive range of rapés we have selected these five special rapés. We call it the Five Tribes Rapé Set. Some of these are one-offs as we only carry a small stock. The others are our personal favourites. Selected with love, respect and only good intentions.
We feel blessed that we are allowed by shamans of so many tribes to share this sacred shamanic tool with you.
Wouter, Laura and Milton visited many tribes last year. Every visit was special and brought new insights, knowledge, sharing and of course new rapés.
The types of rapé included in the Five Tribes Rapé Set may vary depending on availability. But don’t worry! we guarantee you will get an exquisite selection of rapés from five tribes.
All our rapés are packed in tin cans.
As we believe that sustainability is our responsibility we choose re-usable and simple packaging for the shamanic tools. We try to recycle as much as possible. We have deals with local shops to collect their boxes and filling material and use that to pack our parcels.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ is a tradition that various indigenous tribes of South America use, 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 or seeds which are most commonly combined with a pure form of tobacco from the Amazon. Furthermore an ash called tsunu, or others like Muricci, Yarumo, or Inga, which are 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 rapé opens the third-eye chakra, decalcifies the pineal gland, clears mental fog and confusion, releases negative thought patterns, supports our connection to the breath and expands our connection to Spirit.
Would you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous people? Check this interesting website.