Glossary: mola

DEFINITION:
Literally, clothing, dress, or blouse in Cuna dialect, but has come to mean simply the single panel of a Cuna womans appliqued blouse. The panels feature colorful, intricately stitched, abstract or geometric designs; scenes of everyday Cuna life, lore, myths, legends, flora, and fauna; or ideas or images from the outside world.

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