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Tepi Deluxe

Paloduro from Peru (SKU 4924)

Wonderfully handcrafted Tepi, made from Amazonian Paloduro wood. Decorated with a small slice of the Yage vine and a semi-precious stone set in silver. The stone can vary from the picture. They are used to administer herbal snuffs and powders such as Nu-nu, Rapé and Tobacco snuffs.

Dimensions: 20 cm (long section) x 6 cm (short section) x 1 cm (approximate outside diameter).



A collection of stunning, elegant handmade Tepi from our new craftsman in Peru. Made with various woods, and decorated with Yage vine sections set in silver, semi precious stones, crystals and beads. Tepi 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 Rapè 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 Rapè 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 outward breathing through the mouth/nose after application is very important.

Other names: Tepi, blowpipe, applicator for Rapé.

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