Rapé – Catinga de Mulata

 

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This wonderful Catinga de Mulata Rapé is made by an old Indian woman from the Shawadawa tribe. Catinga de Mulata (Tanavetum vulgaris) is known as tansy and also grows in Europe, Asia, and North America. It’s a medicinal plant. For this Rapé the pulverized tansy leaves are added to the tobacco.

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This wonderful Catinga de Mulata Rapé is made by an old Indian woman from the Shawadawa tribe. Catinga de Mulata (Tanavetum vulgaris) is known as tansy and also grows in Europe, Asia, and North America. It’s a medicinal plant. For this Rapé the pulverized tansy leaves are added to the tobacco. This plant has a traditional medical use to treat flu, fever and other sicknesses. This rapé is dark brown and has no ashes in it. It’s a very potent Rapé that I recommend for experienced people.

Flowering Tanavetum vulgaris/ Tansy

About the Tribe

Shawadawa (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 in to contact with western “civilization” only at the beginning of the 20th century. The entire tribe currently consists of only 550 souls. Shawã means Macaws and Dawa means family, so they are the Macaw family.

Today, the main objective of the Shawãdawa people is to protect their lands, their forest, where all our natural medicines are present. They are also always looking to save and maintain their culture, the teachings of their ancestors.

Would you like to know more about this small Amazonian tribe ? Have a look at this interesting website.

Tepi and Kuripe

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.

Tepis receiving blessings from their creators

I sieve this Catinga de Mulata Rapé and all other Rapé coming from my shop through a 120-micron high-grade stainless steel mesh. This makes an extremely fine powder. It’s labor-intensive but guarantees a consistent fineness, cleanness and optimal absorption of the Snuff. I store the Rapé stock dry and in vacuum containers to prolong freshness and quality.

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