Traditional Kuna Yala Molas in San Blas, Panama.

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The Mola is a traditional hand sewn fabric created by the women of the Kuna Yala.  The origins of the mola began as body painting but were eventually transfered onto fabric primarily through painting and later on through stitching.  Some of the oldest molas are dated between 150 and 170 years old. Traditional molas are designed with … [Read more...]