Rapé Sagrada

From: $19.32

one of the newest additions to the collection.

Rapé sagrada is a complex mix utilizing three different types of ash, Murici, Caneleiro, and Sanú but there is more, read more below.

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Rapé Sagrada.

This rapé Sagrada is one of the newest additions to the collection. This is a rapé developed and created by Kaxinawa (Huni Kuin) Indians. Sagrada is the Brazilian word for sacred. Rapé sagrada is a interesting rapé with herbal undertones from Nissural and Katseral.

Rapé sagrada is a complex mix utilizing three different types of ash, Murici, Caneleiro, and Sanú. These are combined with the pulverized leafs of the two most historically known medicinal herbs used by Brazilian tribes. These herbs are, Nissural and Katseral.

The evolution of rapé has seen some major changes in the past 15 years. There have been so many developments in the usage of different herbs and ashes.

Nissural and Katseral

Nissural is a medicinal plant traditionally used by the Kaxinawa tribe but has found its way as an ingredient in rapé from various tribes. Nissural is considered a healing herb. According to the Kaxinawa  Nissural has the power to heal, whether used in a Rapé or for example a bath. In their native language, Nissu means disease, and ral means healing. So, it’s the healer of diseases.

Nissural is closely related to the herb Katsaral (Catsaral). No other (scientific) information is available about this wonderful herb.

Recently I recieved a short video from the makers of rapé sagrada showing the leafs of these two closely related healing plants.

About the Tribe

The Kaxinawá people (Huni Kuin) are an indigenous tribe who live in Brazil and Peru. The Kaxinawá are also known as the Cashinauá, Caxinauá, or Kashinawa people. This name comes from kashi or “bat” and nawa meaning “outsiders” or “foreigners”.
Their autonym is Huni Kuin or “real men” or “true people”, from huni, “man”, and kuin meaning “real” or “true”. Their language belongs to the Pano linguistic family, which they call hatxa-Kuin (true language). The population is approximately 4,000 people. The Kaxinawa account for 42% of the indigenous population of Acre state in Western Brazil.

Do you want to learn a bit more about the tribe then have a read here.

Kaxinawa Indian rapé sagrada

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Handling & Storing

I sieve this Rapé Sagrada 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