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KUNA YALA
ETIMOLOGY
• Kuna Yala is an
indigenous
comarca in
Panama, inhabited
by ethnic Guna.
Formerly called the
San Blas region to...
GEOGRAPHY
• The Comarca Kuna
Yala is a narrow strip
of land 373 km long
in the eastern
Caribbean coast of
Panama, an
archi...
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS
• Among the most
important traditions
of the people
mentioned Guna:
"ico-inna" or Feast of
the need...
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS
• The night festival or
"inna-Mutiki" is a
feast the occasion
of the celebration
of a wedding or a
...
THE MOLAS
• The mola is a
traditional form of
textile art made ​​by
the Kuna of
Panama. Molas are
sewn textile panels
with...
IDEOLOGY
• Moles may take from a few weeks to 6
months to make, depending on the
complexity of the design.
• Molas are ver...
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Guna yala

  1. 1. KUNA YALA
  2. 2. ETIMOLOGY • Kuna Yala is an indigenous comarca in Panama, inhabited by ethnic Guna. Formerly called the San Blas region to 1998.
  3. 3. GEOGRAPHY • The Comarca Kuna Yala is a narrow strip of land 373 km long in the eastern Caribbean coast of Panama, an archipelago of 365 islands around the coast, of which 36 are inhabited.
  4. 4. CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS • Among the most important traditions of the people mentioned Guna: "ico-inna" or Feast of the needle • In children between 4 and 5 years takes place the ceremony of "inna-suit" or baptism is performed the first hair cut.
  5. 5. CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS • The night festival or "inna-Mutiki" is a feast the occasion of the celebration of a wedding or a new marriage
  6. 6. THE MOLAS • The mola is a traditional form of textile art made ​​by the Kuna of Panama. Molas are sewn textile panels with complex designs and multiple layers using a reverse appliqué technique.
  7. 7. IDEOLOGY • Moles may take from a few weeks to 6 months to make, depending on the complexity of the design. • Molas are very important for the Kuna, they are one of the major works of art that identify their tradition and culture, besides being a very learned piece as a souvenir for visitors to the isthmus.

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