Mola Designs

Mola Designs

Black-and-white designs based on reverse appliquâe mola patterns worked by Cuna Indian women in Panama.

Molas

Dress, Identity, Culture

Molas

This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity.

M is for Mola Art

A Kuna Indian Alphabet of Quilted Folk Art

M is for Mola Art

M is for Mola, A Kuna Indian Alphabet of Quilted Folk Art is a unique alphabet book, illustrated with charming and amusing examples of museum quality folk art. Rich in detail, the brightly colored illustrations motivate young readers to hone their skills in visual discrimination. Looking at the art will spark curiosity and stimulate conversation. The titles on each page are translated into nine languages, adding to this rich cultural experience.

Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy

Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy

"An informative analysis of craft production among the Kuna. Tice combines rich ethnographic detail and a description of mola production with an analysis of the impact of global market forces, tourism, and state programs (including the development of craft cooperatives) on local culture"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts

The Role of Intellectual Property

Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts

This guide provides basic knowledge of marketing techniques and intellectual property for artisans, craft entrepreneurs and visual artists. It identifies relevant IP issues and ways of protecting creative output and lays out the costs and benefits. The chapters include: understanding the value of intellectual property; linking intellectual property to business development and marketing throughout the business cycle; how to protect crafts and visual arts; case studies.

Cuna Molas and Cocle Art Forms

Reflections on Panamanian Design Styles and Symbols

Cuna Molas and Cocle Art Forms


Mola Making

Mola Making

Demonstrates an intricate applique technique developed in Panama, and explains how to make wall hangings, clothing, and quilts using mola designs

The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

Ethnological classic details life of 19th-century Native American — childhood, tribal customs, contact with whites, government attitudes toward tribe, much more. Editor's preface, introduction and epilogue. Index. 1 map.