The Gunas are 1 of the 7 indigenous communities in Panama. They developed the Mola hundreds of years ago—a textile pattern with vivid visual elements that represent the cosmic worldview of the artist that makes it. Originally, the motifs on the Mola were used as body tattoos before adorning this highly spiritual piece of clothing. Learn about the Guna community through five fascinating exhibition rooms, themed after emotions such as contemplation, reflection, and admiration at the Museo de la Mola in Casco Antiguo. Visitors of the museum will have the chance to learn about the Mola, its evolution, the process behind making it, and the meaning behind its aesthetic. They will also get to create their own Mola which makes for a very unique souvenir!
If you’re looking for more activities that celebrate Panama’s diverse culture and unique history, the Cultural Heritage Experience is where you’ll find them.