Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mola Paintings

Molas are traditional designs made by the Kona people of Panama. The mola began as body painting, then after the Spanish colonized the region the Kona people learned how to add these designs to fabrics. Today, molas are applied to clothes, blankets and other types of textiles. Students made these by drawing out a large animal and decorating the inside with bright and colorful patterns. These were then painted with watercolor and decorated with different types of paper cut-out lines and shapes in the background.

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