The Apurinã are famous for their green Rapé, unique and completely different from the other tribes in the region. It is made from a sacred plant called Awiry, considered by some to be a type of wild tobacco.
The Apurina Rapé does not contain ashes or tobacco; Only finely sifted and ground Awiri leaves that give it its characteristic green color, and is a perfect variety for those who want a nicotine-free snuff.
To make snuff with tobacco, the tobacco is fermented during drying and rolled up on sticks or ropes for storage. The Awiry, on the other hand, is not fermented or heated; it is simply left to dry, and then it is directly ground, so it maintains its green color and can be considered a raw and alive Rapé.
Among the Apurina, only a few communities cultivate awiry; most of the crop needs to be gathered. It grows on the banks of rivers and can only be harvested in the dry season, since when the river grows the area where this plant lives is flooded. Therefore, this snuff is considered rare and special.
While most indigenous Rapés are blown with a Kuripé or Tepi, the Apurinã Awiry is traditionally inhaled through a tube, similar to the use some of the tribes make with the Yopo.
-Proportion: 100% Awiry
-Tribe: Made by the Apurina tribe
-Composition: Awiry leaves ground and sieved.
-Size: 10 ml bottles. Reutilizable glass bottle.
-Use: Ethnobotanical curiosity. Exclusive use for scientific, historical and ritualistic study.