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Molas: The Art of Panama

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  • Times: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $5 General Admission/$4 College Students/$3.50 K-12 & 65 & over/Members Free
  • Phone: (402) 731-1137
  • More Info: A mola is a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the Kuna people from Panama, Central America. Two mola panels are utilized for the construction of a traditional blouse (one for the front and one for the back). The mola originated with the tradition of kuna women painting their bodies with geometric designs, using available natural colors; in later years these same designs were painted on fabric, and finally, sewn on cloth bought from the European settlers of Panamá using a reverse appliqué technique.

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