The History Of The Mola
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  • 1.  Image from: Image from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/KunaFlagMola.jpg/800px-KunaFlagMola.jpg
  • 2.
    • Molas are pieces of fabric stitched together
    • They are very colorful and filled with patterns
    • They are worn as clothing
  • 3.
    • Following tradition, molas are made by women.
    • They are made much like American quilts.
    • Image from: http://www.museumofman.org/images/image_kunas.jpg
  • 4. A close-up of a Mola
    • Image from: http://blakesmarestudio.com/images/adultclass/applique/mola/01mola.jpg
  • 5.
    • Molas originated from body painting of the Kuna people, between 150 and 170 years ago.
    • They were first made by painting on fabric
    • Later, they began sewing them like quilts
    • Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:KunaWomanWithMolas.jpg
  • 6.
    • Molas were first made using geometric patterns, which came from the Maya.
    • Image from: http://www.guatravellers.com/mola%20web%2021.jpg
  • 7.
    • Later, they became images of animals or plants
    • Image from” http://www.guatravellers.com/mola%2027.jpg
  • 8. More examples of Molas
    • Image from: http://www.tapirback.com/auctions/tpf/tapir-mola-art-panama-2006.jpg
  • 9. Based on what we learned, would this be an earlier or later Mola? Image from: http://www.guatravellers.com/mola%20web%20%2015.jpg
  • 10. What about this one?
    • Image from: http://www.fabricandwoodideas.com/prodimages/molas/mola_fish.jpg