Kuripe Bamboo

Natural, Small, With Sleeve from Sweden (SKU 3446)

Small bamboo Kuripe (snuff applicator). Shellac coated. In protective burlap pouch, handmade. Natural effect. The inside and outside are coated with natural Shellac. Shellac acts as a varnish. It protects the bamboo from moisture and prevents snuff to build up and gives the snuff a smoother ride through the pipe. These are produced from bamboo, in Sweden. They are used to administer herbal snuffs and powders such as Nu-nu, Rapé and Tobacco snuffs.

Dimensions: 4.5 cm (long section) x 3.5 cm (short section) x 0.6 cm (outside diameter of bamboo tube).



Bamboo herbal snuff applicators, handmade. They are used to administer herbal snuffs and powders such as Nu-nu, Rapé and Tobacco snuffs. These are produced from bamboo, in Sweden.

Traditionally, Nu-nu, Rapé and Tobacco snuffs are applied by using a pipe made from bamboo or bone, which is blown through each nostril, on both sides. They can be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe, which connects the mouth to the nostrils. Alternatively, the can be administered by another person using a blow pipe, which connects the blower’s mouth to the other person’s nostrils. The self-applicator pipe is known as ‘Kuripe’, and the blow pipe is know as a ‘Tepi’ in the Brazilian tradition.

General suggestion is to use a pea sized amount (50% for each nostril) of medicine for beginners, and dosage can be increased after prolonged use of a specific Rapé. Also, it is suggested that you use them within a quiet sacred space without any interruptions – sitting upright, either cross-legged or in a chair with eyes closed after application. Also, suggested slow breathing after application through the mouth/nose is very important. 

Other names: Kuripe, blowpipe, self-applicator for Rapé

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