The inspiration behind the name “Chacruna” is the resemblance of this style and the patterns created by the ancient Shipibo tribe of southern America. These patterns appear on their pottery, textile, walls and many other surfaces. The patterns of this style extrude out of surface in a stepped terrace fashion, similar to Mayan pyramids.
Chacruna (Psychotria Viridis) is a shrub which grows in the rainforests of the Amazon. For more than five thousand years this plant, alongside Banisteriopsis Caapi vine was used as a potion called Ayahuasca for spiritual and shamanic rituals by the indigenous people of Amazon. The Shipibo patterns are the materialized form of the visuals experienced under the influence of Ayahuasca