Rapé – Yawa-Menta
$2.25 – $63.00
From the forests of Acre comes this Yawa-Menta Rapé.
A classic grey Yawanawa combined with mint. In this particular Rapé, a high-quality Amazonian mint is used. To me, it’s a fresh and strong rapé that opens the sinuses more than usual and still gives plenty of force. A very nice balanced, bright and aromatic Rapé.
From the forests of Acre comes this Yawa-Menta Rapé. A classic grey Yawanawa combined mint. In this particular Rapé, a high-quality Amazonian mint is used. To me, it’s a fresh and strong rapé that opens the sinuses more than usual and still gives plenty of force. A very nice balanced, bright and aromatic Rapé.
The Yawanawa tribe.
The Yawanawá (yawa/white-lipped peccary; nawa/people) are a group belonging to the Pano linguistic family who today occupy the Gregório River Indigenous Land.
The Yawanawá community is in reality a conjunction of people that includes members from other groups: Shawãdawa (Arara), Iskunawa (nowadays known as Shanênawa, who live in a village close to the town of Feijó), Rununawa, Sainawa (generally known as Yaminawá, who live in the Bagé river region), and Katukina. This configuration is the end result of a sociological dynamic common to many Pano groups – alliances. Through marriage, the capture of women during warfare conflicts, the migration of families – and a series of historical contingencies.
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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 Yawa-Menta 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.