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Here is a PowerPoint presentation I made for elementary students to introduce them to the molas made by the Kuna Indians of Panama.

Here is a PowerPoint presentation I made for elementary students to introduce them to the molas made by the Kuna Indians of Panama.

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  • 1. Molas from Panama
  • 2. Molas from Panama are made of brightly colored fabric.
  • 3. The word “Mola” means clothing.
  • 4. They are made by the Kuna Indians who live in the country of Panama.
  • 5. They feature bright colors and pictures of animals and plants.
  • 6. The Molas of Panama, made with cloth and thread, take days, weeks, or even months to make depending on the details of the design.
  • 7. Molas are filled with color, line and pattern.
  • 8. Here are molas for sale in a market in Panama.
  • 9. Molas made a long time ago used geometric patterns. These designs came from the Maya people.
  • 10. Whole families work on making and selling molas.
  • 11. Molas originated as body painting but then became part of clothing.
  • 12. Today, the Kuna Indians live in both cities and rural villages.
  • 13. Panama is part of Central America.