M = MATSES Rapé – made by the Matses tribe from Peru with a mixture of sacred jungle tree barks and toasted leaves for gentle journeying into the Amazon jungle. Also, commonly known as “Nu-nu” or “Nene” by the Matses tribe for use in their hunting magic.
Truly lovely, gentle, feminine, sweet, earthy and grounding type. Wonderful for gentle journeying, connecting deeply to your jungle power animals, profoundly connecting and communicating with animal, tree and plant spirits of the Amazon jungle.
Nu-nu is a snuff made from toasted, crushed and finely powdered Mapacho (Nicotiana rustica) leaves, combined with the toasted, crushed and powdered inner bark of the Macambo tree (Theobroma bicolor), a member of the Cacao family.
The Matsés or Mayoruna are an indigenous tribe of the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. The tribe’s ancestral lands are currently threatened by illegal logging practices and poaching. These homelands are located between the Javari and Galvez rivers. The Matsés have guarded their lands from both other indigenous tribes and outsider colonials. The approximately 3,200 Matsés people speak the Matsés language which belongs to the Panoan language family. In the last thirty years, they have become a largely settled people living mostly in permanent forest settlements. However, they still rely on hunting and gathering for most of their subsistence. Their main source of income comes from selling peccary hides and meat. The word Matsés comes from the word for “people” in the Matsés language. They are also known as the Mayoruna. The name Mayoruna comes from the Quechua (Runa Simi) language and means “river people.” In Brazil, the Matsés people are generally referred to as Mayorunas, while in Peru they are usually called Matsés.