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Re: trying -paper molas


From: MaryAnn Kohl (maryann_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 21:20:29 PST

You can learn more about these in the book, Global Art, too - on a page
about the San Blas natives.
MaryAnn F. Kohl

> From: Maggie White <>
> To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
> Subject: Re: trying to get UN-discouraged - - - -paper molas anyone??
> wrote:
>> Molas are layers of textiles cut and sewn to reveal the fabric beneath. It
>> is an native american custom (Panama area?) to wear garments sewn in this
>> fashion. Shapes are usually animals, insects and geometric designs.
> wrote:
>> Paper Molas can be a multicultural lesson from South America.
> Molas are created by the Kuna Indians of the San Blas islands off the
> coast of Panama. If you're going to teach "multicultural," please get
> the culture right; don't lump all native peoples together. Here's a
> quick intro Web site:
> Maggie