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Handmade Alligator Kuripe for Rapé - Large

Handmade Alligator Kuripe for Rapé - Large

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Earth's Love  Handmade Alligator Kuripe, is an astonishing piece of art!

The kuripe is often used in the administration of rapé (pronounced ha-peh or rape), a sacred and powerful snuff made from various plants, often including tobacco.

Survival and Adaptability: Alligators are often seen as symbols of survival and adaptability. Native tribes that inhabit regions where alligators are native, such as the southeastern United States, recognize the alligator's ability to thrive in diverse environments, including swamps, rivers, and wetlands.

Guardianship: Some tribes associate alligators with the concept of guardianship. Alligators are formidable creatures and are considered guardians of their habitats. In this context, they may symbolize protection and the need to safeguard one's home or community.

Spiritual Significance: In some spiritual practices, animals, including the alligator, may be seen as spiritual guides or totems. The alligator's characteristics, such as patience, strength, and stealth, may be admired and emulated in certain spiritual contexts.

Symbol of Water and Wetlands: Alligators are closely associated with water ecosystems, particularly swamps and wetlands. Tribes dwelling in regions with abundant water sources may see the alligator as a symbol of the life-sustaining qualities of water and the interconnectedness of ecosystems.

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