Indigo Paia, located on Maui's northshore is a beautiful space full of fabulous jewels, handmade rugs, exclusive homegoods and artifacts. Everything is handcrafted by talented artisans from throughout Central Asia with designs created by owners, Caramiya Davies-Reid and Daniel Sullivan.
Opened in 2005, the store has found success in offering an aesthetic honed by the couple's extensive travels and fine arts educations. Caramiya Davies-Reid is the daughter of self proclaimed "hippies" who started a compassionate rug project in Afghanistan over 20 years ago. Her travels began at birth visiting far off locales with her family. A lifelong involvement in her family's business led her to the California College of Arts where she stopped just short of a double degree in fashion and jewelry. Caramiya left school to pursue the education of Afghan women in the hopes of starting a sowing cooperative.
Afghanistan is where she met Daniel Sullivan, a photographer trained at LSU whom after graduation left college to photograph the world over the next 7 years. Working for various press agencies, his photo assignments took him through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia where along with familiarizing himself with the people and cultures he was photographing, Daniel developed an appreciation of indigenous craft.
Living together in Kabul, the couple planned their next adventure--starting a family and a store where found treasures would mingle with their own creations including jewelry, photography, and most recently, a line of linens for the home. Their timeless designs and images meld perfectly with furniture and artifacts dating back centuries to form an atmosphere unlike any found on Maui or anywhere else.
I enjoy travel, photography and seeing and understanding new cultures.