Aynan Designs is dedicated to creating sustainable and empowering relationships with our artisans. Our Putumayo line was founded upon our close relationship with the family of master artisan Carmen Agreda Chindoy. As students of amazonian medicine under the lineage of her husband, Taita Juan Bautista Agreda Chindoy, the founders have a very close relationship with the family and with many talented artists and artisans of the Kamentsa community.
This connection is what inspired our social impact project, Manos de Luz. A percentage of our profits are given back to the community to support a traditional arts revitalization program. Many of their designs are inspired by the visionary art from their practices around the traditional medicine of yagé.
As our line expands we are in the process of cultivating similar projects with other artisan producers of Aynan Designs.