Chakapa is Quechua for rattle or shaker. Generally, they are made from the leaves of the Pariana bush. A chakapa has two functions as instrument as a rhythmic instrument and as a healing instrument. Handgrip colors may vary.
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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.