Rapé Sanu

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This rapé Sanu comes from the Kaxinawa tribe and is made with moi and the bark of a tree known as Sanu. It is a smooth and bright rapé.

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Rapé Sanu

This rapé Sanu comes from the Kaxinawa tribe and is made with moi and the bark of a tree known as Sanu.  It’s a smooth and bright rapé.

This tree bark ash has various names for example; Sanun, Sanum, Sono or Sunum, and maybe even more. There is no factual data about the tree. What seems to be happening is that depending on where the bark is being collected the name refers to a tree similar to Tsunu. And in various areas, it’s a different but similar tree. This results in various names for this type of ash.

There is no other information about Sanu from Brazil. But it seems the tree’s bark properties and power are very similar to Tsunu.

Tribal Usage

The Kaxinawa tribe uses its Rapé for different purposes. For example, relief of physical pain and headaches and cleaning of sinuses. In Addition, the Kaxinawa’s apply Rapé for mental healing, mostly in combination with chanting.
Rapé connects the tribe with spirits of the jungle and – depending on the specific ingredients – it can cure, heighten concentration, improve hunting, or be a connector to the spirit of nature. The Kaxinawa like to experiment and use a wide range of ingredients for their rapé.

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.

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Handling & Sorting

I sieve this rapé Sanu 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