Bali Hardwood Kuripe – Jaguar
The figure of the Jaguar has been ever present in the cosmology of both ancient and modern peoples spread across the wide extension of the Amazon forest. Even from Incans, to Aztecs, to Mayans, this imposing feline has been depicted in traditional art and folk tales that date back to pre-Hispanic times. It’s a figure associated with power and courage, with the underworld and night time, with fertility and sometimes even the earth itself. Certain communities claim the name of the Jaguar, such as the Nukini People, and some pass on to their younger generations the belief that the ability to turn into jaguars is in the blood of members of their community.
Culturally speaking, the Jaguar is a protector, an ally that can scare away evil forces and ward off negative spirits, and a teacher of Nature’s powers. In terms of the Amazonian ecosystem, this animal is essential to maintaining balance, and one of the main carnivores at the top of the food chain. And yet, they’ve been in danger as a species due to their very own ecosystems suffering the same fate, and due to careless hunting, too. Projects have been created to protect and restore what’s been lost of the Amazonian biome, including the prowls of jaguars.
This Bali Hardwood Kuripe is a reminder of the strength and power of the Jaguar, of everything it represents, and remembrance that we must care for our forests and the animals that live amongst its trees and rivers, always grateful and humble in face of all their might and wisdom, for all they can teach us and for all the healing they share with us.
More About Kuripe – Jaguar – Tropical Hard Wood Kuripe
Kuripe pipes are V-shaped applicators used for personal intake of different rapé blends, with one end meant to be placed into the nostril, and the other to be pressed over the mouth so that the snuff can be blown into the body’s airways.
These pipes have been a part of countless native peoples’ customs and rituals for several decades now, and all variants offered by Sacred Connections are handmade and present original designs with perfect usability.
Our Bali Hardwood Kuripe Line is created by expert craftsman hands and made with prime hardwood sourced straight from Bali, uniting Amazonian culture and Balinese spirit into a collection of beautiful and unique products.