Arts and Crafts of Kuna Yala, San Blas Islands

Occupying the idyllic San Blas Islands, the Kuna people are masters of textiles, jewellery, and other traditional art forms. Visit them on their home island of Achutupo, just off Panama’s northern coast, and see how they’ve maintained and developed their traditional artwork, living apart from modern Panamanian society.

See both men and women weaving fantastic straw hats and baskets. Examine the fine craftsmanship of jewellery made from bird- and fish-bone, as well as delicate beadery.

And, of course, discover the famous Kuna molas, known around their world for their colorful patterns and intricate designs. Learn the process behind creating these beautiful textiles, and peruse the work of various Kuna artists.

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