Handmade Matses Kuripe (self-applicator)
Simple yet elegant self-applicators.
Types available include ;
Red Palisangre Wood
Brown Chonta Wood
Bone and Wood Mix
Handmade and sourced direct from the Matses tribe in Peru. Fairly traded and beautifully made.
Traditionally, rapé is administered through either the Tepi or Kuripe. The Kuripe is a for self-administration and the Tepi is used when blowing the snuff for another person. The V-shaped applicator or Kuripe, connects the nostril to the mouth. The Tepi is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver.