Huaira Sacha - Chacapa
Chakapa - Shakapa - Wind of the jungle
A kind of palm frond made from the leaves of Pariana stenolemma tutin.
It is used bei Shamans in the Amazon basin as a rhythm and healing instrument during Ayahuasca ceremonies.
The sound of leaves calms the participants and purifies the energy in the room.
In a healing the huairasacha – Chacapa is rubbed and rattled over or near the patient’s body while singing an icaro (medicine song). This cleanses, refreshes and harmonises the energy field.
The shamans have a wide range of movements which produce different sounds and energies.