Tobacco has been the mediator between gods and humans for thousands of years. Originally, smoking was an exclusive privilege of the shaman, known by the name of Sukia, from Cabo Camarón, in Honduras, to Río Grande, in Nicaragua. These master healers used tobacco leaves to practice medicine and initiatory rites in the indigenous peoples of much of the American continent. In their rituals, sniffing or chewing tobacco communicated them with the divinities in such a way that they applied the tobacco leaves with art to cure the diseases of their time.
The Umnum brand, as part of the dream of its creators, was born to pay humble tribute to all the indigenous peoples who have used tobacco as an axis of fraternal union between all the members of their community, for whom they respect Nature and share their Resources are essential basic principles. For this reason, the Umnum ring incorporates the image of the spirit with which the sukias fraternized, under the black background that represents the world of dreams. The colors gold (Umnum Nicaragua) and copper (Umnum Honduras) symbolize fire and ash, inseparable elements of tobacco