Rapé – Tete Pawã

2.4873.39

Rapé Tete Pawã Kuntanawa is a nicely crafted snuff that combines a nice potent tobacco, Tsunu ashes with the authentic tribal medicines Kawa Xinã and Kumã.

In the words of the maker:
“Kawa Xinã is a medicine that cleans our thoughts and brings tranquility. Kumã brings strength and firmness giving us direction in our spiritual studies”.

Categories: , Tag:

Rapé – Tete Pawã

Rapé Tete Pawã Kuntanawa is a nicely crafted snuff that combines a nice potent tobacco, Tsunu ashes with the authentic tribal medicines Kawa Xinã and Kumã. This rapé is a special blend made by one of the best Kuntanawa rapé and handicrafts makers from the upper Jurua region.
Highly recommended!

In the words of the maker:
“Kawa Xinã is a medicine that cleans our thoughts and brings tranquility. Kumã brings strength and firmness giving us direction in our spiritual studies. Rapé Tete Pawã is for spiritual elevation, and calmness in our journey, and gives concentration. It brings us
the power of rebirth.

Tete Pawã

Tete Pawã is the indigenous name for the Harpy, one of the most sacred birds in the Amazon. The harpy bird is a spiritual guide for various Amazon tribes. The Brazilian name for the harpy is gavião real and translates as royal falcon.”

Harpy bird about to land (gavião real) Tete Pawã

About the Tribe

The Kuntanawa people (known as “the tribe of the babassu Palm or Babassu coconut”). They have always defended their spiritual tradition as their principle of existence.
They have always used plants that connect with the beings of the forest and the spirits. Thus learned how to heal the tribe with traditional medicine. To this day the Kuntanawa people keep their practices.

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

Kuntanawa rapé tete pawa circle

Kuntanawa rapé circle

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 tete pawa snuff

Tepis receiving blessings from their creators

I sieve this rapé Tete Pawã 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