1st grade- Mola Cloth Paintings

The first grade is learning about Mola Cloths made by the Kuna people of Panama.  They are colorful fabric designs sown onto clothing, especially women’s clothing. Can you find Panama?

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-8-42-03-pmThe designs often show animals and flowers.  Some Mola Cloths have symmetry, which means both sides are equal.  Most Mola Cloths show colorful patterns.

  • Which animals do you see?
  • What patterns are in these artworks?
  • Which of these Mola Cloths have symmetry?


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