Rapé – Tsunu Saracura

 

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I received this Saracura Rapé from a Shwadawa Indian called Elvis. It’s about six years ago that we met him during a ceremony. Now we sometimes have contact by phone. This Saracura Rapé is made in the deep forests of Jurua in Brazil. It contains Tobacco a little bit of Tsunu ash and the roots and leaves of  Pfaffia paniculata.
It is the darkest Rapé that I have to offer and has an ochreous hint shining through.

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I received this Saracura Rapé from a Shawadawa Indian called Elvis. It’s about six years ago that we met him during a ceremony. Now we sometimes have contact by phone. This Saracura Rapé is made in the deep forests of Jurua in Brazil. It contains Tobacco a little bit of Tsunu ash and the roots and leaves of  Pfaffia paniculata. It is the darkest Rapé that I have to offer and has an ochreous hint shining through.

About Pfaffia paniculata.

Pfaffia paniculata is a medicinal plant also known as Ginseng from Amazon and is also known as suma. It’s a shrub that can reach up to two meters high and is characterized by a rapid growth. Long branches and is a bit woody. It flowers are white with a little bit of yellow. Pfaffia paniculata has been used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties. It is Considered an adaptogen, a substance that strengthens and protects the body and mind against stress. Brazilians would consume it daily to increase their physical strength, energy, and stamina. It promotes the balance of the hormones and strengthens the adrenal glands. It is a powerful immune system booster.


About the Tribe

Shawadawa (also known as Arara del Acre, shawandaua, Shawanaua, Shawanauá, Shaonahua or Shaodawa) is an indigenous group that inhabits the southwest of the Brazilian state of Acre. This tribe came in to contact with western “civilization” only at the beginning of the 20th century. The entire tribe currently consists of only 550 souls. Shawã means Macaws and Dawa means family, so they are the Macaw family.

Today, the main objective of the Shawãdawa people is to protect their lands, their forest, where all our natural medicines are present. They are also always looking to save and maintain their culture, the teachings of their ancestors.

Would you like to know more about this small Amazonian 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 Tsunu Saracura Rapé 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 store the Rapé stock dry and in vacuum containers to prolong freshness and quality.

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