New, Available in four different colors
The wood is treated with wax and is polished to bring out all the details and luster.
The wood comes from two types of Brazilian Atlantic forest trees.
The wood is treated with natural wax and polished. This treatment brings out all the details and luster. These kuripes are available in four different colors.
Color Difference, Sustainable
When this wood was cut down into pieces and dried it was done in light or dark conditions is what gives the wood it final color. It is the oxidizing process in the different conditions that create different “chemicals” reactions in the wood that determines its final color. The wood these kuripes are made from comes demolished houses in the south of Brazil. Parts of furniture, beds, and roofs where salvaged cut again and made to use for you.
Dark brown, imbuia escura, Ocotea porosa (Nees) Barroso, Lauraceae
Light brown, imbuia caramelo, Ocotea porosa (Nees) Barroso, Lauraceae.
Mixed, imbuia mesclada, Ocotea porosa (Nees) Barroso, Lauraceae.
Terra, Aspidosperma polyneuron, locally know as “rosa peroba”
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.