Yawanawá • Bamboo Kuripe 0284YKBB-0284
Handmade Kuripe pipe, crafted by the women of the Yawanawá tribe. Each Kuripe is a one-of-a-kind, perfectly designed for self-administering rapeh. Created using locally-sourced bamboo and adorned with colorful threads.
Average Dimensions: 4 to 5” x 1 3/4“ x 1/2” (10.16 to 12.7 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.27 cm)
Weight: 0.45oz (12.6 grams)
Material: Bamboo (Bambusoideae)(BRAZIL)
What is a Kuripe? A Kuripe is a traditional ceremonial tool used by indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest, specifically for administering sacred plant medicines like rapeh snuff. It is a small, hollow pipe made of bamboo, wood, or bone, and is used to blow the rapeh into the nostrils. The use of Kuripes dates back hundreds of years, with different tribes having their own unique designs and styles.
Kuripes are often intricately decorated with carvings or painted designs and may feature feathers, crystals, or other natural materials. Some Kuripes are designed to be worn as jewelry, making them functional and beautiful accessories for ceremonies and rituals.
The use of rapeh in shamanic practice is believed to help facilitate a deeper connection to the spiritual realm and to promote healing on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Kuripes are used for the self-administration of rapeh, while the Tepi is used to deliver rapeh to others.