Rapé – Bashanawu


This is a powerful ash tobacco combination. No other herbs included ! Rapé Bashanawu has a relatively low ash content combined with 2 strong types of tobacco. The name comes from the Kaxinawa ash I used for this blend.

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After a long period, I went into the process of making a new snuff. It’s always an interesting journey with various experiments,  testing, sensing, tweaking, and discarding. The tobacco ingredients were set early and then came the next part. Finding
the right ash I wanted to combine with two different types of tobacco with. The Bashanawu ash from the Kaxinawa works perfectly in this new combination. I am satisfied with the end result and wish you can appreciate this new blend.

the three ingredient of rapé -Bashanawu

The three ingredients that make Rapé -Bashanawu

Rapé – Bashanawu

This is a powerful ash tobacco combination. No other herbs included.

Besides the Bashanawu ash there are two types of tobacco. Their names will remain a secret. What I will say is that one of them also has a role in rapé Trovão. There it has a supporting role since its presence there is relatively low. But for rapé Bashanwu it is the dominating strong force that also has a quite unique aroma.

People who are familiar with the types that I make know I  like to make quite strong macho types of rapé. The other types are.

  • Aya Força
  • Ayo
  • Cohoba
  • Trovão

rapé - bashanawu on a table with tepi and kuripe

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 to 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.

blow pipes used for rapé - Bashanawu

Tepis receiving blessings from their creators

I sieve this rapé – Bashanawu and all other snuff coming from my shop through a 120-micron high-grade stainless steel mesh. I also store the Rapé stock dry and in vacuum containers to prolong freshness and quality.

This results in.

  • an extremely fine powder.
  • a guaranteed consistent fineness
  • optimal absorption of the snuff