More Molas

August 19, 2010

I found this video on YouTube that documents life on Kuna Yala. There are several shots of the Indian women sewing molas. I think you’ll really enjoy watching it. (Please note that in the video is a shot of the Kuna Yala flag which features a prominent swastika. I checked several websites and learned that this is an ancient Kuna cultural symbol. Over the years there have been attempts to “de-Nazify” it.)

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2 Responses to “More Molas”

  1. robin said

    Have been studying the history, and used the mola as a jumping off spot for my contemporary interpretation in an exhibition of ‘Worlds of Inspiration, St Vincents Hospital Darlinghurst Sydney NSW Australia November 2010 – I’ve adapted the layering and how I see the the Australian Bush – through abstraction

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