Suar Wood from Indonesia (SKU 5107)
Beautiful and exclusive hand made Hummingbird Kuripe, carved by our friends in Bali. These snuff pipes are carved from a single piece of "Suar wood" (Samanea saman), also sometimes known as the Rain Tree. The bird head fits perfectly in the hand and fit most noses and face types. The ancient Mayan's believed that the hummingbird was the “sun in disguise” that appears in a hummingbird form, to court the moon. The Cherokee have a legend in which the hummingbird used his speed and swiftness to grab a piece of the world’s first tabaco plant, to help a medicine man to heal an old woman.
Dimensions: 18 x 5 x 4 cm.
Herbal snuff applicators, handmade. They are used to administer herbal snuffs and powders such as Nu-nu, Rapé and Tabaco snuffs. These shamanic tools from our friend in Bali have been made with love and gratitude. They are made with the intention of creating powerful magical tools for the holiest of purposes. Both the inside and outside of the tubes have been polished with blessed musk oil.
Traditionally, Nu-nu, Rapé and Tabaco 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