Deluxe 2 Stage from Brazil (SKU 4401)
Strong Tepi made from stainless steel, epoxy resin and red and black waxcord. The steel parts are welded together, making it unbreakable. The angle between the 2 sections is approximately 45 degrees. These artworks are made by our friend Ruddison Vale, a respected artist and Rapé producer from the Kuntanawa tribe, living in the state of Acre, Brazil.
Dimensions: 14 cm (long section) x 7 cm (short section) x 0.7 cm (outside diameter).
Strong Tepi, made from stainless steel, metal ornaments and epoxy resin. The steel parts are welded together, making it unbreakable. These artworks are made by our friend Ruddison Vale, a respected artist and Rapé producer from the Kuntanawa tribe, living in the state of Acre, Brazil.
They 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: Rapé applicator, Blowpipe.