Katukina Sharamasha Rapé: A Shaman-Made Snuff from the Brazilian Amazon
Experience the power of the Amazonian forest with Katukina Sharamasha Rapé, a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America. This Shaman-made snuff is prepared by a Katukina Shaman and his family using Mulateiro ash from the legendary Capirona tree (Calycophyllum spruceanum) and an unidentified plant called Sharamasha, which is believed to give the final touch to unwind the mind. The presence of Parica is also added to give protection.
The Capirona tree is a towering tree that can grow up to 30 meters in height. During the summer months, it produces an abundance of white, aromatic flowers, which are followed by elongated seed pods with 3-5 seeds inside. Its bark is shed entirely once or twice a year avoiding lichens, fungi, epiphytes, and lianas. After this event, the trunk underneath can look bare and shiny with a copper-like hue, somewhat like sunburnt human skin.
The Katukina People
The Katukina or Catuquinha are an indigenous group that inhabits the southwestern Brazilian state of Acre. They are closely related to the Marúbo and the Kawanawas and belong to the same Pano linguistic family. The Katukina people are the traditional carriers of rapé knowledge in the Amazonas region. Chanting rituals and profound forest survival skills keep this group united and in harmony with the rich Amazonian environment they come from. When Katukinas share their rapé, it is a key moment of transcendent connection with the spiritual realm.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ in Portuguese, is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly tribal people from Brazil and Peru. Rapé blends contain a ground mixture of plants, tree bark, seeds, and ash. The fine powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi’ or ‘Kuripe’. Each tribe has its own rapé formula, and usually, it is women who gather the ingredients. The selection, mixture, and grinding process are regarded as a ritual only to be performed by a reputable healer. The snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasion.
Features of Katukina Sharamasha Rapé
- Shaman-made snuff from the Brazilian Amazon
- Prepared with Mulateiro ash from the legendary Capirona tree
- Contains an unidentified plant called Sharamasha
- Presence of Parica for protection
- Ground mixture of plants, tree bark, seeds, and ash
Experience the Power of the Amazonian Forest with Katukina Sharamasha Rapé
Clear your mind and connect with nature with Katukina Sharamasha Rapé. This Shaman-made snuff is carefully prepared using traditional methods and contains powerful ingredients from the Amazonian forest. Order now at Wisdom of Plants Institute and experience the transformative power of rapé.