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Handmade Shipibo Kuripe Rosewood with Caiman Tooth

We are excited and grateful to provide these gorgeous handmade kuripes from a Shipibo artisan family featuring a caiman (alligator) tooth. Each one has a beautiful feather. The powerful gift ofAlligator medicine is to fully appreciate and integrate all that life offers.Gator shows us the value of thoroughly digesting both the pleasures and pains of life. ... WhenGator rolls under the water with its prey, its message is to roll with the punches when being thrown a curveball.

Hapé is a powerful plant medicine used to focus the mind, release negative energies, and connect you with the Creator through deep, restorative prayer. Our applicators take on all the energy that we let go of in each hapé prayer, and so over time, they do start to carry this weight.

That is why it's important to cleanse your applicator regularly. You can do so with sage or copal, or by using one of our healing lotions and applying a special prayer for cleaning.

Even so, there comes a time when our applicator has completed its service. It often synchronizes with the completion of a period of tremendous spiritual growth, a chapter closing, or the intention to begin to call forth a new prayer into your life. Of course, applicators also wear with use, and so eventually, there comes a point when your applicator is no longer serving its purpose as well as you would like.

When this occurs, it is important to give your kuripe or tepi back to the Earth in prayer as a spiritual offering. You can plant the applicator, along with offerings of sage, tobacco, or cedar, giving thanks for all the prayers it witnessed and supported during its time with you. It can also be given as a form of spiritual payment, asking the Earth Mother to help you let go of something that has been holding you back, or planting it with the intention of calling forth a new way of being into your life.

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