Rapé – Seté Estrelas

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Rapé Seté Estrelas is a snuff with a well-kept secret about its exact ingredients. Xiti Nukini, rapé master of his tribe, is responsible for this well-balanced variety. It has an aroma that is fruity with mint-like tones. The specific herbs used for this rapé Seté Estrelas are unknown to me.

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Rapé – Seté Estrelas

Rapé Seté Estrelas is a snuff with a well-kept secret about its exact ingredients. Xiti Nukini, rapé master of his tribe, is responsible for this well-balanced variety. It has an aroma that is fruity with mint-like tones. The specific herbs used for this rapé Seté Estrelas are unknown to me. In general, Xiti uses herbs that lift the spirit. These can be herbs he also uses in other preparations for spiritual cleansing. What known is the used ash, its Tsunu ash.

logo in memorandum the caboclo seté estrelas, Rapé Snuff

The Nukini 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.  The Nukini lost A huge part of their culture, including their language. 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 like fishing and hunting, while there are also many nutritious plants, like mango, soursop, coconut, cashew, jackfruit. And also 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 there are some women of the tribe who make Rapé but it’s very clear that the man makes theirs as well.


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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 rapé Seté Estrelas and all other snuff 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.