Rapé – Sete Ervas
€2.50 – €74.00
The Portuguese word “ervas” means herbs. Local organic tobacco, ash, and seven different herbs make this one of a kind Rapé.
Names: Sete Ervas, 7 ervas
Origin: São Paulo
Composition: Organic rope Tobacco, tsunu ash, Artemisia, basil, chamomile, fennel, lavender, rosemary, and sage.
This a fresh batch of Sete Ervas Rapé. The Portuguese word “ervas” means herbs. Local organic tobacco, ash, and seven different herbs make this one of a kind Rapé. This Rapé comes from Carlito from Sao Paulo. The seven used herbs are a mixture of medicinal and aromatic plants. This is a light brown and medium strength Rapé with a broad spectrum. It is designed to give a full 7 chakra cleaning.
About the maker
My friend Carlito from Sao Paulo made this Rapé. He practices various forms of plant-medicine work like all of my contacts do. In this work, he received instructions to open his path to Rapé. He has followed the instructions he received and has been making Rapé for several years now. Even without a connection with indigenous Indians, he learned to make high-quality types of Rapé and is still learning.
Carlito showed me the little altar space where he keeps his Rapé. Before any of his own rapé leave his house it stays in a room. Surrounded by various crystals and placed under a pyramid the Rapé stays there for a week. At various moments in this period, he enters this room and prays towards the Rapé. A week of energizing and prayers is the final part of the work. The Rapé is ready now.
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.
I sieve this Sete Ervas Rapé 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.