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Mola Designs: 45 Authentic Indian Designs from Panama (Dover Pictorial Archive) Paperback – 28 Mar 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (28 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486242897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486242897
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 0.4 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,139,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm very pleased with this book. Short and simple, it gives a brief history of the development of the Mola technique by the Cuna people in the Panama area; followed by 45 line drawings representing actual Cuna designs. Each one near fills the A4 page, and is labelled with the subject of the design in Cuna and English, and the actual size of the original. Alas, all the drawings are in black and white, though there are colour pictures of 10 of the Molas on the inside covers, and a list of colours commonly used by Cuna people.

Overall it's an excellent resource for textile artists interested in Central American design, and a fine starting point for developing one's own reverse applique designs. Good value for a modest price!
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The history of the Cuna people is brief and there is little discussion of the symbolism of the designs which are in black and white. ...rather like a children's colouring book!!!!! There are no modern photos of the Cuna wearing Molas and the historical photos while interesting are difficult to see. Could get as much info in a Tourist Brochure. Not worth buying.
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I don't know what I was expecting but this book was not it. The quality of the illustrations are very good just not for what I wanted to use them for.
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Prompt delivery. This book was much simpler in patterns than I had expected but still a charming selection with an unexpected section on the history .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another fine dover publication 15 Jun. 2000
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Well documented and historically accurate. An excellent resource for mola enthusiasts. The only drawback, as with other Dover pubs., is that there are no color photographs. Recommend that you purchase a partner books with color photos to go along with this excellent & authentic book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars *Use an Ancient Art to bring more COLOR into your life !* 29 Jun. 2006
By mcHaiku - Published on Amazon.com
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MOLAS as Textile Art have interested me since childhood. In the last few decades the Cuna Indian women have incorporated contemporary figures - - even copying parts of advertisements in their designs; this demonstrates the richness of their perception & humor. Molas have tradionally decorated the blouse of the native dress with colorful, intricate designs. The practice probably had its origin in body painting.

They have since been adapted by tourists as Art. Some are paired quite effectively as wall hangings, others have become quilts. Frederick Shaffer has planned this coloring book with designs grouped in ancient & modern themes: home, religion & superstition, animal life, vegetation, and also "practice panels" designed by young girls. The historical information with archival photographs is very helpful in understanding the culture & designs and adds considerably more value than most coloring books.

The word "mola" means reverse-applique needlework. This technique was for years unique to the Cuna women and is decidedly 'tricky' in execution. Reviewer mcHAIKU thinks that coloring the first illustrations may appeal more to adults. MY nostalgic self had fun coloring the "fish skeletons" with a gold Pilot fine point, a blue Zig Millenium (non-bleeding) and other pens, plus "Wite-Out." The pages are good enough quality that colors (mostly!) do not show through on the other side. Whether you color "outside the box" or in, you will find much to enjoy in this book from DOVER's Pictorial Archive Series.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Only outline drawings 12 Jan. 2014
By Nimbleneedle - Published on Amazon.com
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When I ordered this, I expected to see colored pictures of actual Molas. The only ones were on the front and back covers. Even the history of the craft was very brief and lacked detail. The rest of the book was just line drawings of the patterns.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Jun. 2016
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4.0 out of 5 stars I loved the designs 21 Sept. 2014
By patricia wylupek - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved the designs. I wish they were in color. I took a class and made my first mola, it was a crab.
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