Kaxinawa Tarauacá

Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 3687)

(Batch #8883) A new and very rare tribal Rapé from the Huni Kuin. The scent of this new Rape from the Kaxinawa (Huni kuin) is fantastic! Incredible deep chocolate and Tabaco tones and an almost menthol like freshness that widens the nostrils are immediately apparrent upon inspection. This Rapé imparts an initial hit on the sinus area but does not pentrate further into the head. The afterglow from using this Rapé is a deeply grounding, calming and contemplative experience with relatively little body load. More information can be found below.

Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gr.




10 ml


7 gr


max: 3

A new and rare Rapé! Unique and one-off. A must-have for the collector and connoiseur of Rapé.

The scent of this new Rapé from the Kaxinawa (Huni kuin) is fantastic. Incredible deep Chocolate and Tabaco tones and an almost menthol like freshness that widens the nostrils are immediately apparrent upon inspection. Named after a river in Brazil "Tarauaca". It is a brown Rape. Unfortunately we have little information on its constituent parts but chocolate, Moi Tabaco, ashes and another unknown ingredient are suspected. It smells similar to the Kaxinawa Cacau Rapé but the flavour is deeper and fresher and the colour is darker. This is quite a special one, and we will not likely be able to obtain it again. Definately one for the connoisseur and collector of Rapé.

This Rapé imparts an initial hit on the sinuses, the nose and face area but does not pentrate further into the head. It comes more as a pleasant pulsation than a piercing 'hit', that ebbs within a minute or so. Welling from the eyes arrives alongside a relaxation in the body and a slowing and cessation of thoughts. Some phelgm production occurs though we find this is a delayed effect. The afterglow from using this Rapé is a deeply grounding, calming and contemplative experience with relatively little body load.

The Rapé maker is a paje (shaman) a son of the elder "paje" of the village. Money from this exchange goes towards the finishing of the medicine house of the village. The Kaxinawa tribe is the bigest tribe of Acre, with the most territories and area of teritorries. From which some territories (like Jordao) have over 30 Kaxinawa villages where over 3500 inhabitants of the Kaxinawa tribe live. Kaxinawas are known that apart of the traditional use of Rapé and Ayahuasca they also use Cannabis in their spiritual practice.

This Rapé comes through a friend who yearly travels through the forests of Acre, collecting the rarest varieties of Rapé from the tribes he visits.

This is an extremely fine and dry powder. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder at a 150 micron fineness. This is our standard because this provides the best Rapé experience. All our Rapé is processed to a high standard and consistent fineness and dryness, using laboratory grade sieves and dehydrating equipment, before packaging.

Customer feedback:

"...Kaxinawa Tarauaca. Dose: 2 small scoops. This Rapé has a significant penetrating smell with a sweet touch. The impact is particularly warm. Eyes started to tear immediately. The Rapé quickly finds his way to the throat, where also a warm haze remained, so I had a hard time not to purge. It seemed to be a very manageable Rapé, which does not really drop down, so it keeps vibrating at the top. The energy was bearable and easy to handle but there was something pretty intense, which made me feel that I was in a deeper process. My body got cold and I had an urge to massage and sense my body. When I thought that the energy was portable, I felt the need to go to the toilet, my lower abdomen began to work, I immediately went to sleep and the Rapé still worked deeply. I heard voices, saw images. A beautiful shamanic journey inside showed itself. Voices from the inside guiding me. Grateful for this beautiful blend, a special character that I can not quite bring home yet. More info about the plants and composition would be very welcome..."

Other names: Huni Kuin

Kaxinawa means "People of the Bat" and is a name that was given to them by other enemy tribes. They are one of the biggest tribes in Acre state spread over different areas of the state with many communities and still exist in Peru as well. The Kaxinawas or Huni kuin (meaning true humans) are considered to be one of the biggest tribes in Acre, as they account for 42% of the indigenous population. They belongs to the Pano linguistic tribes that habitat the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. Moreover, their leader is a respected shaman that vigorously stands up for his tribe in public and through organizations: he founded the União das Naçoes Indigenas (UNI/AC) and ASKARJ, and he is a cofounder of the Alliance of Forest Peoples and of the International Council on Human Rights (IACHR). These organizations are speaking for the rights of the indigenous communities, as well as for human rights and the protection of the rainforest (Aya Conference 2014, Ibiza).

Rapé in the Kaxinawas tribe is used for different purposes, such as the relief of physical pain and headaches, cleaning of the sinuses and alleviating snuffles. In addition, the Kaxinawas apply rapé for mental healing, mostly in combination with chanting. Rapé connects the tribe with spirits of the jungle and - depending on the exact ingredients - it can cure, heighten concentration, improve hunting, or be a connector with the spiritual nature.

More on the Kaxinawà

Martínez-Vázquez M, González-Esquinca AR, Cazares Luna L, Moreno Gutiérrez MN, García-Argáez AN (1999). Antimicrobial activity of Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) J Ethnopharmacol.;66(1):79-82. H.B.K. 

Maldini M, Sosa S, Montoro P, Giangaspero A, Balick MJ, Pizza C, Della Loggia R (2009). Screening of the topical anti-inflammatory activity of the bark of Acacia cornigera Willdenow, Byrsonima crassifolia Kunth, Sweetia panamensis Yakovlev and the leaves of Sphagneticola trilobata Hitchcock. J Ethnopharmacol.;122(3):430-3. 

Béjar E, Malone MH (1993). Pharmacological and chemical screening of Byrsonima crassifolia, a medicinal tree from Mexico. Part I. J Ethnopharmacol.;39(2):141-58.

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