Did you know that after Panama became an independent nation in 1903, a new law forbade the wearing of molas – the vibrant blouse panels created in reverse appliqué and embroidery and worn by the Kuna women?
Drawing With Scissors: Molas From Kuna Yala is now on at the Textile Museum of Canada. Curated by TMC co-founder Max Allen, Drawing With Scissors features close to 200 molas depicting the everyday lives and experiences of the Kuna people – from ancient plant and animal spirits to images from popular culture including the television news and Disney characters.
Learn more about:
• The Kuna people and how molas communicate ideas unique to Kuna culture
Strand News is the online meeting place for members of the Volunteer Association of the Textile Museum of Canada. Our annual fundraisers, including the Textile Bazaar, support Museum programs and exhibitions.