The Kuripe is paradoxical in some ways. It is without a doubt the best-selling snuff pipe on the market, but it is also the least used. Introduction To smoke snuff, you need a pipe. A shaman, a skilled person who delivers the rapé through your nose, is involved in traditional rapé ceremonies. During the ceremony, the shaman will use the Tepi pipe for blowing snuff tobacco into your nose. Kuripe pipes are unique. They are smaller than Tepi pipes and v-shaped. They were designed so that one could administer snuff oneself. Because of this feature, kuripe pipes are also referred to as self-administering devices. Brazilian bamboo – taboca – is the most common material used in making Kuripes. As well as palo santo wood and jaguar and monkey bone, water bird bone, serpentine stone and monkey bones, other materials are also used. The tribal people of many countries use natural adhesives, such as beeswax and latex rubber, and twine derived from plants, including banana leaves’ veins. Typical Kuripe pipes are formed by joining two hollow tubes at an angle between 30 and 50 degrees. Well-designed Kuripes have a short mouthpiece for blowing and a longer nosepiece for inserting into a nostril. Embroidery can be used to adorn the Kuripe’s joint with beads, crystals, or feathers, or it can be bound with twine, glued with adhesive, or decorated with molded clay, beadwork, or twine. What makes this snuff pipe so popular? There is a boom in the use of snuff tobacco in shamanic practices everywhere. A growing number of people are trying rapé out of curiosity to see if they like it, without thinking about whether or not they will take it seriously. An excellent snuff companion In this case, the Kuripe is the ideal rapé applicator. Compared to the Tepi, it’s cheap, portable, small, and quite cute. There are literally hundreds of Kuripes to choose from on the Internet: in a range of materials, styles, and shapes. Let me be clear: I adore the Kuripe. The pipes I make myself are rapé pipes that I have been making for a long time. You can take rapé in the Kuripe when you are alone. You’ll also need a Tepi pipe if you are serious about shamanic snuff tobacco. That being said, there’s a lot more to say about this pipe. I’ve broken it down into 10 points. Select the one that piques your interest. What is a Kuripe? Kuripes are pipes meant for self-administration of snuff. They are made from bamboo and are V-shaped. But why bamboo? The bamboo pipe is cheap, easy to handle, and can be easily transformed into a snuff pipe. As with Kuripes, Kuripes are made from bones. Finding them is difficult, and they tend to be more expensive. Bone can be an ideal choice for those who are into deep shamanism because it carries the spirit of the animal to which it belongs. Different kinds of Kuripes Even though I am discussing a single kind of Kuripe, there are actually three different varieties of this pipe. There is only an in and out to this pipe, and there are no moving parts. Kuripes with two outs, one for each nostril of your nose, are another type you might find. I have never encountered anyone wearing one myself. In my opinion, taking rapé in two blows, one for each nostril, is preferable for many reasons. Often, one nostril is more open than the other, so you need to blow each nostril at a different strength. Also available is a 2 in 1 rapé pipe that can be used as either a Tepi or a Kuripe. You need a tepi pipe instead of a kuripe if you are administering rapé to another person. A kuripe made of bamboo, bone, or wood: which one should I choose? Currently, bamboo is the most commonly used material to make snuff applicators. Bamboo is widely available, inexpensive, and easy to carve, which is why it is so popular. The wooden kuripe, on the other hand, is rarer and usually more expensive because it is often carved from a single piece of wood and requires more work. The bone kuripe, however, is rarest and generally more valuable. If you don’t have any other ideas, go for a bamboo snuff applicator. They are inexpensive and work really well. There are even some that are quite impressive. Choose a bone or wooden kuripe applicator if you want to have something truly unique. Kuripe is the best snuff pipe, right? The Kuripe is by far the most popular rapé pipe. Buying a Kuripe will let you experiment with rapé. If you want to practice rapé ceremonies, find a trusted shaman and purchase a Tepi pipe.