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“Straight” style Tepi made in Acre, Brazil.
Material: bamboo wood, bone and artists clay
Lenght; 29 cm
Outer Diameter blow-end 1.7 cm
Diameter receiving-end 0.8 cm
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This a Tepi made by Mauro an old friend from Acre who I met in Brazil in 2011 and reconnected with on my last visit.
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.