Kuripe Owl

Suar Wood from Indonesia (SKU 5425)

Beautifully carved owl Kuripe, carved by our friend in Bali. Made from Suar Wood, which some refer to as South American Walnut. Suar wood (Samanea saman), is also sometimes known as the Rain Tree. Due to its crisscrossed interlocking grains, Suar wood is resistant to cracking from wood movement and is highly sought-after for its robustness. Moderately heavy but extremely strong. The Kuripe fits perfectly in the hand and fits most noses and face types.

Dimensions: 13 x 5 x 4 cm. Opening: 0,7 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 coconut 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, they 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. 

This is a handmade product and can slightly differ from the picture.

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