The art of being Kuna: layers of meaning among the Kuna of Panama
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1997 - Art - 353 pages
The remarkable arts and culture of the Kuna of Panama are accessible as never before in this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated volume. From the familiar reverse appliquéd molas to music, dance, and verbal arts, the Kuna live their values and bind their people together. This focus and strength has helped them to resist outside forces and maintain their culture and self-determination in the face of peoples and governments far more powerful.
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