“Straight” style Tepi made in Acre, Brazil.
Green Tepi Lenght; 30 cm, diameters, 1.5 cm and 0,8 cm
Blue Tepi Lenght; 28 cm, diameters 0,9 cm and 0,6 cm
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These blowpipes are from Monkey bone and are decorated with pyrographic indigenous artwork and have a medium blow strength.
Traditionally Rapé is administered through a pipe made out of bamboo or bone. The Tepi is a blowpipe that you can use to administer another person. When receiving Rapé the other blows it through both nostrils. In general, the shape of the Tepi is straight, curved or V-shaped. A different form is self-administration. For this, you use a Kuripe. The Kuripe has a V- shape and connects the mouth to the nostril. In this case, you blow the Rapé to yourself.