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Kuntanawa Apuxuri

Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 3466)

This Rapé gains it's special character from the local medicine called Apuxiri. Kuntanawá Apuxuri has a light sensual effect and unique flavor that hits you immediately. A clear, high and sharp initial feeling that seems to bring instant insight and a clear unchattered mind, to allow to fully concentrate on being in the moment. The flavour is quite acceptable and unique. Subtle after effects last for some time, and any background mind-activity is eliminated. Overall, a very balanced Rapè with its own essence and character. More information below.

Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gr.



This is a unique batch. Limited stock.  This is an exclusive Rapé of the Kuntanawa people. Made with with organic Moy Tabaco of the region, and ashes of the Sapota tree. This Rapé gains it's special character from the local medicine called Apuxuri. It has traditionally been used for many problems like fever, and general weakness, headaches and pain in the eyes. In Rapé it works good for headaches and pressure on the eyes, and as a general "pick me up". In the forest people also drink it as a tea, instead of coffee, just for its pleasant taste and its uplifting properties.

Kuntanawá Apuxuri has a light sensual effect and unique flavor that hits you immediately. The fine powder reaches complete absortion into one's centre, and a high vibration rapidly channels through. Apuxuri has a clear, high and sharp initial feeling that seems to bring instant insight and a clear unchattered mind, to fully concentrate on being in the moment. The ultrafine dust enters intensely and bits reaching the back of the throat is minimal and almost unnoticeable. Overall the flavour its quite exceptable and unique. Subtle after effects last for some time, and any background mind-intensity is eliminated. Overall, a very balanced Rapè with its own essence and character.

This is a new Rapé, made by our friends contacts in the jungle in Brazil. It is an extremely fine powder, and 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 100 micron fineness. This is our standard. All of our Rapé varieties are processed to a high standard and a consistent fineness, using laboratory grade seives and milling equipment.

Other names: Apuxuri, Kuntanawa, Being There

Like the Nukini, the Kuntanawa tribe became almost extinct due to the massacres of the latex cycle. One single family was left after the rubber boom and only since the beginning in 2000 a small group of Kuntanawa started to claim their indigenous heritage (Pantoja et al. 2014; Labate et al. 2014). Unfortunately, their culture is still under threat and the Kuntanawa are still struggling to regain full ethnic recognition and they are trying to regain their territory.

Nowadays, there are only about 250 members left that are scattered throughout the region of Acre, Brazil. In order to survive, the Kuntanawa are joining other Pano linguistic tribes and they are organizing festivals together to share their traditions, their rituals, and their culture with foreign visitors.

​This small Pano linguistic tribe strongly values the ritualistic use of Ayahuasca to teach them and to guide them. The Kuntanwa even hold a strong believe that Ayahuasca will unravel their ancient knowledge and bring back their partly lost traditions (Pantoja et al. 2014). However, their language seems to be irrecoverably lost (Labate et al. 2014).

Pantoja CM, Meyer M. Kuntanawa: Ayahuasca, Ethnicity, and Culture. From the book: Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Labate BC, Coutinho T (2014). My Grandfather Served Ayahuasca to Mestre Irineu: Reflections on the Entrance of Indigenous Peoples into the Urban Circuit of Ayahuasca Consumption in Brazil. Curare – Journal of Medical Anthropology, vol 3

This natural product is offered for its ethnographic and historical value and is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for a specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen, or a scientific sample. The information provided is purely meant for historical, scientific and educational purposes and should never be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific use. The use and application of our product is at the customer's decision, responsibility and risk.
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