Rapé – Shawadawa


This is the new Shawadawa Rapé. In some places its called Rauti.

This Shawadawa rapé comes from the tribe who also referred to as “People of the Macaw”. It is light brown in appearance, has nice aromas en plenty force.

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This Shawadawa rapé comes from the tribe who also referred to as “People of the Macaw”. My dear friend Paco from Acre in Brazil helped me to connect with them get access to their beloved medicine that they were happy to share. Through our communications, the  Shawadawa asked me to share this message. “We wish all people outside of Brazil blessings in their studies with the forest medicine”. This Shawadawa Rapé is another unique Snuff from the Amazonian forest. It is greyish in appearance and has nice aromas en plenty of force.

About the Tribe

Shawadawa (also known as Arara del Acre, shawandaua, Shawanaua, Shawanauá, Shaonahua or Shaodawa) is an indigenous group that inhabits the southwest of the Brazilian state of Acre. This tribe came in to contact with western “civilization” only at the beginning of the 20th century. The entire tribe currently consists of only 550 souls. Shawã means Macaws and Dawa means family, so they are the Macaw family.

Today, the main objective of the Shawãdawa people is to protect their lands, their forest, where all our natural medicines are present. They are also always looking to save and maintain their culture, the teachings of their ancestors.

Would you like to know more about this small Amazonian tribe ? Have a look at this interesting website.

MEmber of the shwadawa tribe holding dpears, the makers of Rapé Rupusuti

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.

2 people holding 2 tepis, great blowpipes for Rapé Rupusuti

Tepis receiving blessings from their creators

I sieve this Shawadawa 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.