Huni Kuin Cumaru

We bring you Sacred Rapé Cumaru from Huni Kuin Indians who live in Acré area.  This Rapé is very strong and grounding. It’s key component is ash from Cumaru wood. Cumaru tree is one of the highest trees, standing tall above crowns of other trees.  The indigenous tribes regard the Cumaru tree and its spirit as one of the main teachers of the rainforest. They call this Rapé the ‘Black Rapé‘ because, according to their tradition, it protects against low energies and spirits.

We also pack our Rapé into unbreakable glass. We choose dark blue glass to keep Rapé fresh for as long as possible.

PS: We like to recycle our bottles and send them back into circulation.

Made by Natives in the week of 8. – 14. October 2021

399.00 1,325.00 



Blend recipes of individual Rapés are confidential. They are passed down generations in each Huni Kuin village and are treated as sacred. This means that it is not possible to know the exact content of each blend. However, we know that the key ingredients of this Huni Kuin Rapé are a sacred Mapacho and ash from very hard wood of Cumaru tree (Dipteryx odorata).

The Indians call this tree ‘the tree that is not possible to kill.’ Its spirit is very strong and manifests in the height of the tree. It is one of the tallest trees in the forest.  Peruvian shamans call it ‘Shihuahuaco ‘. They pray to it as their big teacher and sing many sacred songs celebrating it during ceremonies. The spirit of this tree has wisdom of many magic and it is able to fight against evil. The Huni Kuin tribe believes that the strength of the Cumaru spirit is transferred through ashes to rapé and tobacco. The Indians call Cumaru containing snuff the ‘Black Rapé‘  that its strength should serve to protect against low energies and spirits. As this sacred snuff is strong, intensive and extremely grounding it can, in some cases, cause nausea and deep detoxification.

Therefore, the role of intentions and conscious approach when working with this medicine is very important when we connect with the spirit of Cumaru or Shihuahuaco.

This natural product is offered for its ethnographic and historical value and is supplied without any implied or assumed suitability for a specific purpose. It is a raw botanic sample or a scientific sample. Information provided is only for historic, scientific and educational purposes and should never be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific use. Use of this product is based on a decision, responsibility and risk of an individual customer. You can find more information in our Terms and Conditions.

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