A single piece of wood Kuripe with a U-shaped airflow chamber. A high-quality piece made for lifetime use!

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A long-time Brazilian artisan friend of mine has changed his working method. For many years he made Tepi and Kuripe using a lot of resin and epoxy. Now he expresses his work in a more simplistic natural way. Letting the wood and its shape speak for itself while maintaining a high degree of precision.

This type of Kuripe has a “U” shaped airflow channel. This is a different approach than the common “V” shaped style Kuripes. The major advantage is that no clogging can happen with this type of design. Making these types of pipes is quite a labor-intensive process. it involves various steps of gluing different types of wood, shaping, regluing and final shaping.



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