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September 20th, 2014

RICH APPLIQUE TRADITION - CUNA MOLAS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA

         
    

     COLLECTORS CORNER - 

    RICH APPLIQUE TRADITION –

    CUNA MOLAS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA

 

    Presented by Professor Douglas Sanders

    Saturday, 20th September 2014

The Cuna Indians who live in Central America are well known for their appliqué work on textiles. Most of these people live in the San Blas Islands, off the northeast coast of Panama. The images in their designs are known as molas, once traditional body paintings now draw inspiration from various sources such as birds, commercial logos, boats, and even from boxing matches. Some of the appliqué designs are geometric supplemented with decorative stitching.

 
About Professor Douglas Sanders

Professor Douglas Sanders spent time in Panama as volunteer advisor to the World Council of Indigenous people. He now resides in Thailand and has a collection of over 50 molas which he will display and discuss in detail.

     For reservations contact bkk.tts@gmail.com


     Venue:
                  William Warren Library, 4th floor loft       
                  The Henry B. Thompson Office Building
                   6 Soi Kasemsan 2, off Rama I Rd. Bangkok
                  (see map below)
 
     Time: 10:00 am
 
     *Members: B200          *Non-members: B300