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School of Fine ArtsThe William Benton Museum of Art

Handstitched Agendas: Art and Politics of the Kuna Indian Molas

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Sept 3 – Oct 13, 2013

The term mola refers to the type of shirt worn by Kuna Indian women. Mola is also the word for the decorative panel that adorns either the front or back of a shirt. This exhibition highlights molas of a political nature from the Elisabeth Hans Collection and considers the cultural history of Panama.

Mola depicting the Panamanian flag. Gift of Theodor Hans, in memory of his wife, Elisabeth Hans

Mola depicting the Panamanian flag. Gift of Theodor Hans, in memory of his wife, Elisabeth Hans

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