Mola from Kuna Yala, Panama

Molas

Molas are colourful panels sewn by the women of the Kuna Indian tribe, who reside here in Panama. Molas are part of traditional costumes worn by Kuna women, four mola panels are formed into the front and back panels of a blouse. In Dulegaya, the Kuna’s native language, “mola” means “shirt” or “clothing”. Traditionally molas depicted the geometric shapes woman …