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Kuna

Mola

Molas may be defined as
several layers of brightly
colored fabric designs built
up on cotton. Material layers
are hand sewn together.
Molas come from the Kuna
Indians of the San Blas
Islands of Panama. They are
inspired by their natural
world to create beautiful
molas, which are part of
the clothes they wear.

Student

Version

Our students create mola style artwork using layers of paper rather than layers of fabric.

1.

PROCEDURE...START HERE!

watch  THIS

to see  glimpse of  Kuna life

and watch THIS

to see examples of Molas

2.

read THIS

and read THIS

to learn a little more about Kuna people and Molas

NOTES ASSIGNMENT HERE

3.

To give you an idea of what you'll be making, 

VIEW AMAZING STUDENT examples HERE

4.

Time to make your plan, or

MOLA MASTER DRAWING...

Examples: HERE

How To: HERE

5.

You're ready to start cutting!

Here's how to cut the first three layers:

Paper Cut Mola Part A

6.

Now the detail work, the 4th top layer and background. Here's how-to:

Paper Cut Mola Part B

7.

You're done! Be proud!

Post your project to your slideshow/portfolio. Answer questions provided in Speaker Notes.