Straight Tepi

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“Straight” style Tepi made in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Material: bamboo wood and artists clay
Lenght; 34 cm
Outer Diameter blow-end 2 cm
Diameter receiving-end  1 cm

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This Tepi comes from the hands of a Brazilian artisan from the city Sao Paulo in the Sao Paulo state. I asked him to make me a Tepi with an albino snake on it. I find the result very nice. This Tepi is made from bamboo wood. The pyrographic artwork completes this unique piece.

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