Kuna Women

The Kuna Indians inhabit the Comarca de San Blas or, Kuna Yala. This is an autonomous region that comprises the Archipelago de San Blas. The  Kuna society is  matrilineal and a newly married husband is required to move into his wife’s compound.The women play an important part in providing for the family, embroidering intricately designed and sewn panels called “mola” which are usually incorporated into their blouses, as you can see from the photos displayed here. These women proudly wear their traditional clothes creating a constant reminder of their rich, unique culture.