Tepi – Forest
“Straight”style Tepi made in Acre, Brazil.
Bones of dear and or monkey.
Lenght; 33 cm
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This tepi comes from the hands of a Brazilian artisan from Acre. He uses a combination of monkey and deer bones and bamboo in his work. The nice artwork brings the piece to life. This piece carries the energy of the forest. This tepi has a medium to strong blow.
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.