Rapé – Yunu


The scientific name of Yunu is still unknown and in this way still keeps a bit of the tribe secrets.

Name: Yunu
Tribe: Kuntanawa
Origin:  Acre, Brazil
Composition: Organic Moi tobacco,  Tsunu ashes and Yunu leaf.



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Rapé Yunu is a rather unknown typé of Snuff from the Kuntanawa tribe. Yunu is a tree that grows in the Kuntanawa’s habitat. The scientific name of Yunu is still unknown and in this way still keeps a bit of the tribe secrets.

Dried and pulverized Yunu leaf Moi tobacco and Tsunu ash make up the composition of this Rapé. The Kuntanawa say Yunu help against depression and it also helps to clear negative energies. Rapé Yunu has an fresh energy. It has some similarities with mint but still completely different.

Big bamboo Tepi with a artists clay on it, ideal to blow Rapé Yunu

About the Tribe

The Kuntanawa people (known as “the tribe of the babassu Palm or Babassu coconut”) has 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 and to this day they keep their practices.

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

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 Yunu 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 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