All of my sacred tools are handmade by Latin American artisans and carry spirit and powerful energy to assist you on your path. Each piece is unique and made with elements and materials of nature, so there may be some minor differences between the one you receive and the one(s) in the photos and video.
The body of this beautiful Kuripe is made with ANIMAL BONE. The animal bone gives strength and protection. It is also a symbol of respect and gratitude to the animal kingdom. The Kuripe also has a piece of the sacred vine of the Amazon - Ayahuasca - the mother of all medicines. Ayahuasca connects us to the jungle and brings her own medicine power to assist in our healing practices and rituals. At the bottom is a piece of Chonta Wood. This is a very sacred wood used for the making of many ceremonial tools by the native tribes. Chonta Wood brings the power of protection and wards off negative energy. Chonta is considered the tree of life. It is extremely hard and is used for building tools for hunting, defence, and survival. In addition, the fruits and hearts of this palm are highly nutritious and medicinal. The Kuripe also has a Chrysocolla Stone which opens up the solar plexus and reconnects us with our environment.
The tool we use to serve Rapé is just as important as the Rapé itself. Each Tepi and Kuripe in my shop is handmade by Peruvian or Brazilian craftsmen with materials and elements that have unique properties and qualities to assist in our healing practices. The tool and the Rapé join forces and work as a team. It is important to understand that we too are medicine and part of the team that comes together when working with sacred plants. We have to look after ourselves as such if we want to lift ourselves and those around us higher. We have to do the work. The plants aren't there to do it for us. They are our teachers and guides, but what matters most, is how we apply the gifts they bestow upon us to our everyday lives.
Kuripe Necklace - Bone, Chonta Wood , Ayahuasca Vine & Chrysocolla Stone
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