Rapé – Nukini

 

$2.62$79.71

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A fresh batch of Nukini Rapé is expected to arrive early january 2019.

This unique and powerful Nukini Rapé comes from the Nukini tribe in Acre, Brazil. In the Nukini tribe its the tradition that its the woman’s who make the Rapé. Tobacco, ash and some local herbs/flowers. Let’s me be clear about this Nukini Rapé. It represents the female warrior aspect in every aspect.

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This unique and powerful Nukini Rapé comes from the Nukini tribe in Acre, BrazilIn the Nukini tribe its the tradition that its the woman’s who make the Rapé. Tobacco, ash and some local herbs/flowers. Let me be clear about this Nukini Rapé, it represents the female warrior aspect in every aspect.

About the Tribe

The Nukini belong to the Pano linguistic family and are about only 750 members. The tribe suffered severely during the era of latex production and afterward. Many of the tribe members were enslaved or massacred. A huge part of their culture, including their language, was consecutively lost and almost the entire ethnic group disappeared (Aguiar 2012).

Due to this decline in members, many Nukini people had to mingle with members of other ethnicities in order to survive. Exploitation and violence that started with the rubber industry, has turned into drug traffickers, loggers, and hunters that still pose a threat to this tribe. Despite all these challenges that the Nukini people had to face, at the present time, the Nukini have a stable socio-economic situation and pursue economic activities as fishing and hunting, while there are also many nutritious plants, like mango, soursop, coconut, cashew, jackfruit, pineapple, lemon, Barbados cherry, guava, avocado, pupunha, cupuaçu and papaya that nourish the tribe.

Yet the Nukini managed to survive by mingling with other groups and tribes. They build a strong socio-economic structure that enables them to be in close connection with nature that surrounds and feeds them. I regard to Rapé the tribe has a culture in which the women are responsible for the production of it. This is a different approach than in other traditional tribes.

People from the Nukini tribe

People from the Nukini tribe

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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 Nukini 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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