Rapé is an aromatic blend of various plant ashes historically used in South America by shamans and healers for cleansing, healing, and grounding as well as an adjunct in shamanic rituals.
The Tepi applicator is traditionally used to administer the blend to another person in a ceremonial and intentional way. When one passes breathe to another, healing intentions and prayers are amplified. It is made from mahogany wood and will have a colourful string wound around it. The colours are picked at random by the destiny of the universe.
“The Metal Tepi pipe is made of copper with a chrome plating on the outside. Plating means that there is a approximately 100 micron thick layer of metal covering the base metal. The metal kuripe is decorated with two engraved stripes that associate with the stripes of Shiva which he wears over his third eye, the area where the snuff is blown. The pieces are welded with a tin and silver alloy which withstands great forces.
Unlike tepis made from bamboo these metal kuripes can be handled extremely roughly.It can be carried in the pocket without any concerns, be stepped on or dropped. Since its metal it can easily be cleaned and sterilized by by being dipped in boiling water. The angle of the two pieces is set by snuff connoisseurs with years of experience of tepis of all sorts.”
Please note this is the tepi pipe only, and the rapé is not included.
Sold as jewellery/art and not intended for use.