product description page

Molas : Dress, Identity, Culture (Paperback) (Diana Marks)

$50.00
shipping to 94043 only 2 left
get it from Thu, Apr 26 - Fri, Apr 27 with standard shipping.
free order pickup not available
not sold at Manhattan Herald Square

about this item

Molas, the distinctive blouses made and worn by Kuna women in Panama, are collected by thousands of enthusiasts as well as by anthropological museums all over the world. They are recognized everywhere as an identifier of the Kuna people and also of Panama. This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity.

Images drawn from more than twenty museums as well as private collections show the development of designs and techniques and highlight changes in the garment as an item of indigenous fashion. Applying an interdisciplinary approach—fusing historical, ethnographic, and material culture studies—author Diana Marks contributes to ongoing debates on cultural authenticity, the invention of traditions, and issues of gender and politics.


more to consider

  • Fashioning the Early Modern : Dress, Textiles, and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800 -  (Hardcover)

    $85.00

  • You Can Wear It Again : A Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses (Hardcover) (Meg Mateo Ilasco)

    $12.70

  • Fashion in European Art : Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 -  (Hardcover)

    $94.05

  • Social Psychology of Dress (Paperback) (Sharron J. Lennon & Kim P. Johnson & Nancy A. Rudd)

    $95.00

  • Social Psychology of Dress (Paperback) (Sharron J. Lennon & Kim P. Johnson & Nancy A. Rudd)

    $95.00

recommended

  • Employment Discrimination (Paperback) (Joel Wm. Friedman)

    $50.30

  • Thousands : Poems (Paperback) (Lightsey Darst)

    $11.56

  • Love Print Throw Pillow Collection - Surya

    $25.49 - $33.99

  • Garmin Vivosmart® 3 Fitness Assessment Monitor Small/Medium - Black

    $119.99

  • Five finger death pu - Wrong side of heaven/Righteous v1 (CD)

    $12.29


from the manufacturer


guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.