Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 4266)
(Batch #5004) This tribal Rapè from the Katukina is similar to Katukina Cumaru, though this one is much more grey in appearance and effect. It contains ashes from Cumaru bark (Dipteryx odorata). Cumaru is also known as the Tonka bean tree and has a long tradition of being used as a flavorful ingredient in snuffs, sweets, and foods. Not much information came with this rare and genuine Rapé. More information can be found below.
Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gram.
This tribal Rapè from the Katukina is similar to Katukina Cumaru, though this one is much more grey in appearance and effect. It contains ashes from Cumaru bark (Dipteryx odorata). Cumaru is also known as the Tonka bean tree and has a long tradition of being used as a flavorful ingredient in snuffs, sweets, and foods. Not much information came with this rare and genuine Rapé.
This is one of several varieties of Rapé and ashes that were collected for us. A friend who was traveling the entire South Americas has visited many different tribes in search for knowledge and exchange of shamanic plants, ashes and Rapé snuffs. After negotiating the contributions and the purpose and goals of this exchange it resulted in a promising benefit for all involved. Over time we were presented with a unique collection of genuine ashes and Rapé's that were produced with the intention to be shared with a new and wide audience, worldwide. And to work towards a new future exchange of knowledge and medicines between cultures. This unique item is one of its kind and comes from a new collaboration between cultures far apart. The money from this exchange was used to buy a new boat for the village, and to construct the house of the medicine for visitors, to facilitate healing ceremonies using Ayahuasca, Rapé and Kambo.
This Rapé came as a somewhat coarse powder with lots of rough bits in it. After sieving it is now an extremely fine and dry powder. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder at a 150 micron fineness. This is our standard because this provides the best Rapé experience. All our Rapé is processed to a high standard and consistent fineness and dryness, using laboratory grade sieves and dehydrating equipment, before packaging.
A wonderful and detailed article about the Katukina and our connection with them, can be found here.
Katukina or Catuquina, Katokina, Katukena, Katukino are generic terms that are attributed to five linguistically distinct but geographically proximate indigenous groups that live in southwestern Brazil at the border of the Amazonas and Acre. The Katukina are a tribe that is very connected to the usage of sacred plants. They consider themselves as the first tribe to receive the Kambo medicine straight from the frog. They still carry a vast knowledge about plants and the spirit of the world. Their Rapé is strong and deep, and it carries the wild and powerful spirit of the jungle.
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