Chacapa - also known as Shakapa, Chakapa, Chacarpa or Huaira Sacha - is a ritual leaf rattle that is used in Amazonian healing rituals along with shaman drums, rattles, mouth arches, feathers, tobacco and songs.
As their sound is reminiscent of the murmur of the mighty treetops of the forest and their movements allow the air to circulate gently, they carry the "wind of the forest" within them. This makes these leaf tufts particularly suitable for wind or air rituals. Our Chacapas can also be used in healing work and sound therapy. Evenly beaten or shaken, the rhythm also supports trance journeys, can be used for energetic massages or also for sweat lodge ceremonies.
The sound of our Chacapas has similarities to the percussion brush used in jazz, which is often played on snare drums and which produces the rustling sound typical for the Chacapa. The sound of this ritual instrument unfolds very finely and intensively, allowing imaginative improvisation and creative performing.
The Maple Chacapa, which consists of laced maple leaves, has a percussive, dense rustling sound and resembles the Oak Chacapa. The spiritual power of maple is not quite as powerful as that of oak. The maple is a rather light, cheerful tree that unites opposites and has a harmonising effect. It protects against demonic forces, clarifies thoughts and supports letting go. It is also said to give new courage in depressive moods.
Our Maple Chacapa is a regional natural product and can therefore deviate slightly from the picture. It is also only available seasonally.
The handle is wrapped in recycled cotton fabric.