Kuripe with cord

Paloduro from Peru (SKU 4815)

Wonderfully handcrafted Kuripe, made from Paloduro wood. Decorated with a small slice of the Yage vine and a semi-precious stone. The stone can vary from the picture. The kuripe has an adjustable waxed cord decorated with wooden beads.

Dimensions: 8 cm (long section) x 6 cm (short section) x 0.8 cm (approximate outside diameter).

A collection of stunning, elegant handmade kuripe from our new craftsman in Peru. Made with various woods or bone, and decorated with Yage vine sections, semi precious stones and beads. Kuripe are used to administer herbal snuffs and powders such as Nu-nu, Rapé and Tobacco snuffs.

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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