Bottle, 10 Ml, 5 Gr from Brazil (SKU 2890)
Apurina Verde is a gentle and subtle Rapé with mild jungle overtones, that leaves a pleasant aroma with a heightened fresh state of awareness with clear channels. Watering of the eyes is unlikely in small amounts yet it can have a sharp slicing quality at high doses, not unlike the Nunu from the Matsés tribe. This Rapé from the Apurina tribe in Brazil contains no Tabaco and no ashes, and can therefore be perceived as mild and flavorful. Apurina Verde is great for a calm journey, providing grounding, focus, and presence.
Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 5 gr.
Rare and exclusive. Apurina Verde is a gentle and subtle Rapé with mild jungle overtones, that leaves a pleasant aroma with a fresh and heightened awareness. Apurina Verde contains no tabaco and no ashes, and therefore is good for users that prefer the cleansing without the powerful effects and possible purging. The initial physical effect is fairly mild but the effect on the mind is cleared of background chatter almost instantly. At low doses users of the grey Rapé types will most likely find it unnoticeable until sometime after they have stopped using other Rapé’s and had a chance to clear themselves in advance. With Larger doses Apurina when used in a fresh state of awareness and with a clear channel has an intense sharp slicing quality, not unlike the Nunu from the Matsés tribe. Watering of the eyes is unlikely in small amounts but in larger doses has been noticeable. Tendency to purge with Apurina Verde is minimal and the residual effects leave the user in a heightened state, grounded and clear.
This Rapé serves as a mild yet intelligent tool for the beginner, or for those that prefer a tabaco free Rapé. It ofcourse also blends well with Tabaco, Mapacho or Rapé or ashes, to create your own unique personal Rapé blend.
This is an extremely fine powder, creamy to the touch. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder, entirely void of stems, veins, grains and bits, and at a 150 micron fineness. This is our standard because this provides the best Rapé experience. All of our Rapé varieties are processed to a high standard and a consistent fineness, using laboratory grade sieves and milling equipment.
A detailed description on how to blend your own Rapé can be found here.
Other names: Apurinã Verde, Tabaco-free Rapé.
The Apurina tribe consists of approximately 2000 - 4000 members that are distributed over 27 indigenous territories in the Brazilian Amazon around the Purus River. Due to their migratory habits, the Apurina are spread over a large area, and it is hard to estimate precise numbers of their tribe. Every community in a given region of this big tribe has their own social organization. Yet, all Apurini people speak Maipure-Aruak and call themselves ‘Popingaré’ or ‘Kangite’, meaning ‘people’ or ‘humans’ (Facundes 1994). Female tribe members are skilled at making baskets, brooms, and pottery, and also beautiful snuff boxes off snail, metal, and rubber residues and the according rapé blow pipes.
Shamanism is an important part of the Apurina culture. The Apurina shamans work with stones, and heal with a special leaf that they chew – ‘katsoparu’ – and with a lot of snuff that the shaman and other tribe members consume and which they call ‘awire’. For the actual healing, the shaman sucks the illness out of the bodies, often visualized by stones that they extract from their sick bodies. Afterwards, the shaman inserts the stone in his own body and recommends different plant treatments. Another shamanistic way of treating sick people is by dreaming: the shaman’s spirit travels and carries out specific tasks, guided by other animal spirits and the chiefs of the animal spirits – which they consider themselves shamans. Often the shaman’s role is to guide these animal spirits, in order to prevent animals, like snakes or a jaguars from attacking. It is believed that a strong shaman never dies but becomes enchanted and continues his travelling.
More information on the Apurina
The Apurina make a unique Rapé that differs from most other Amazonian Rapé's, as they do not use any ashes or Tobacco in their mixtures. As the Apurina make their Rapé according to an old traditional recipe, they would not share the exact ingredients with us.
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