SHERRY THORUP . . . more about . . .M O L A S

If you are interested in learning more about the Mola, the artists and their culture, I suggest the following publications:





  • Chaves, E. & Angermuller, L. (1969). About Molas. Panama: Panama Canal Press.

  • Kapp, K.S. (1972). MOLA ART from the San Blas Islands. Ohio: K. S. Kapp Publications.

  • Parker, A. & Neal, A. (1977). MOLAS Folk Art of the Cuna Indians. Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishing.

  • Tice, K. E. (1995). Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy. University of Texas Press.

  • Thorup, S. (1997). Mola Art of the Kuna Indians. Fauna, Vol. 1, No. 2.

  • Sherzer, J. (2001). Kuna Ways of Speaking: An Ethnographic Perspective. University of Texas Press.

  • Sherzer, J. (1990). Verbal Art in San Blas: Kuna Culture Through its Discourse. University of Mexico

  • Howe, J. (1998). A People Who Would Not Kneel: Panama, the United States and the San Blas Kuna. Smithsonian Institution Press.

  • Puls, H. (19880. Textiles of the Kuna Indians of Panama. Shire Ethnography.

  • Holmer, N. M. Ethno-Linguistic Cuna Dictionary. With Indices and References to A critical and Comparative Cuna Grammar (Etnologiska Studier 14) and the Gramatical Sketch in Cuna Chrestomathy (Etnologiska Studier 18). Goteborg.

  • Shaffer, F. W. (1982). Mola Designs. 45 Authentic Indian Designs from Panama. Dover Publications, Inc., New York.

  • Presilla, M. E. (1996) Mola. Cuna Life Stories and Art. Henry Holt and Company. New York. 

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