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The Mupetu (or “indigenous torch”) is a central tool in the initiation traditions of Gabon. It is made from 100% organic plant material and is handcrafted, generally by men initiated into the various rites of Gabon.
The flammable and fragrant component of mupetu is the resin of Okoumé, a tree endemic to the forests of Central Equatorial Africa.

Okoumé resin is renowned for its powerful antiseptic properties.
The Mupetu is used not only for lighting, but also to purify the space where its smoke spreads…

These Mupetu are produced at the Ebando association (Akanda/Gabon) by Ted Nguimby Nguimby, also known as ‘Maviango’ in the Missoko branch of the Bwiti (Bwete) rite.

This BOTF-supported income-generating activity is designed to enable Maviango to develop a community village project promoting permaculture in Gabon.

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