Chakapas - Large with Shipibo design
Chakapa is Quechua for rattle or shaker. They are generally made from the leaves of the Pariana bush. A chakapa has two functions as an instrument, namely as a rhythmic instrument and as a healing instrument. Handgrip colours vary. 40x45cm
Chakapa (shakapa) also waira (wayra), a rattle made of specific Amazonian leaves (from a plant called Pariana Bicolor). It is used by the shamans to make music while singing the Icaros. In addition, for the direction and relocation of energies during a shamanic healing. It is also an important cleansing tool for catching bath spirits during ayahuasca ceremonies, after which they blow the forest.