Rapé Mariri

From: $19.32

Rapé Mariri made by the Shawadawa tribe is a potent snuff. Its only ingredients are Sabia and ashes of the Banisteropsis Caapi vine. Some Pano language tribes call the caapi vine Mariri, and also the tea they make from it is called Mariri.

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Rapé Mariri (Txybu Uny)

Rapé Mariri made by the Shawadawa tribe is a potent snuff. Its only ingredients are Sabia and ashes of the Banisteropsis Caapi vine. Some Pano language tribes call the caapi vine Mariri, and also the tea they make from it is called Mariri. A deeper Indian name for the vine is Txybu Uny.

slices of Banisteropsis Caapi, Mariri, Txybu Uny, rapé mariri
Slices of Banisteropsis Caapi vine

About the Tribe

Shawadawa (also known as Arara del Acre, Shawandaua, Shawanaua, Shawanauá, Shaonahua, or Shaodawa) is an indigenous group that inhabits the southwest of the Brazilian state of Acre. This tribe came in contact with Western “civilization” only at the beginning of the 20th century. The entire tribe currently consists of only 550 souls. Shawã means Macaws and Dawa means family, so they are the Macaw family.

Today, the main objective of the Shawãdawa people is to protect their lands, and their forests, where all our natural medicines are present. They are also always looking to save and maintain their culture, and the teachings of their ancestors.

Would you like to know more about this small Amazonian tribe? Have a look at this interesting website.

Tepi and Kuripe 

Have a look at the collection of Tepi and Kuripe. Various styles from different artists are available. Tepis receiving blessings from their creatorsTepis receiving blessings from their creators

Handling & Sorting

I sieve this Rapé Mariri and all other snuff coming from my shop through a 120-micron high-grade stainless steel mesh. I also store the Rapé stock dry and in vacuum containers to prolong freshness and quality.

This results in.

  • an extremely fine powder.
  • a guaranteed consistent fineness
  • optimal absorption of the snuff