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Thursday, June 13, 2013


Mola is the Kuna Indian word for blouse or clothing.  However, it is also the word used to describe the colorful panals made of cotton fabric created by the Kuna women of Panama that make up the front and back of a Kuna womans' shirt.  Molas have become a part of the cultural dress of Kuna women, but they also create molas to sell to people all over the world!  Third grade students discussed how molas are made and discussed the images typically found on them.  Students then used paper to attempt their own molas.  Each student chose an animal as inspiration and used symmetry to complete their design

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