,Sumampa was born in Argentina in '2000, thanks to the publication of the book "Un Arte Escondido", which is a document about rural life in Santiago de l'Estero, the monte argentino, through this population's personal belongings. which testifies a daily life totally connected wìth nature and expression of an artcraft and a culture, which roots are deeply linked to the Inca civilisation (the quichua language is actually still .spoken widely there).
This book has been a first contribute in preserving and valuing this rich cultural north-argentina heritage, which is almost disappearing. Soon afterwards the no-profit Sumampa Association and Sumampa Show Room followed up.
The onlus Association has started a social and cultural development project in a very .abandoned area in Santiago de l'Estero, north west 'of the country, inhabited by a rural minor community. The project is improving their life conditions especially by supporting their own precious and traditional handcrafts, in an unspoiled eco-system of life.
These.handmade goods find a commercial space in Sumampa Show Room(Milan) which offer, together with specific cultural events, a discovery journey of thìs fascinatìng country's culture and history.
Thanks to the commercial activity income and to private’s contributes Sumampa has realised up to now: