Bloodwood Shipibo Tepi


I have a small number of tepi’s handmade by a talented Shipibo artisan. The tepi’s are made from a sustainable source of Bloodwood. The seeds are sacred art and offer protection to the wearer. The patterns are much more than just patterns.

Huayruro macho (Ormosia amazonica) are traditionally used to promote good health and bring good luck.

Huayruro Seeds (ormosia coccinea) grow in the Amazon jungle and Central America. It is used in Rituals and ceremonies since before the Inkan times by the Chachapoyas people. They were also used for amulets, good luck, good wealth and to keep negative energies and entities away.

Huayruro Seeds are used to clear ‘susto’. Susto is when someone feels fear or shock because of strong negative energies and entities. The can protect from the ‘evil eye’ which is thought of as a spell placed on young children, and also used to protect against any envy towards you,

One of the most common ways are used is in jewelry, ornaments, and in mesa cloths.

Legend has it that the “Colla” a Real Inkan wife had suffered from a strange illnes, described as a deep depression of the soul, for which Incan doctors suggested that she wore a necklace made from the huayruros.

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 2 cm

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