The History Of The Mola


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The History Of The Mola

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  2. 2. <ul><li>Molas are pieces of fabric stitched together </li></ul><ul><li>They are very colorful and filled with patterns </li></ul><ul><li>They are worn as clothing </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Following tradition, molas are made by women. </li></ul><ul><li>They are made much like American quilts. </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>
  4. 4. A close-up of a Mola <ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Molas originated from body painting of the Kuna people, between 150 and 170 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>They were first made by painting on fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Later, they began sewing them like quilts </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Molas were first made using geometric patterns, which came from the Maya. </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Later, they became images of animals or plants </li></ul><ul><li>Image from” </li></ul>
  8. 8. More examples of Molas <ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Based on what we learned, would this be an earlier or later Mola? Image from:
  10. 10. What about this one? <ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>