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by Maricel E. Presilla

  • Author: Maricel E. Presilla
  • ISBN: 0805038019
  • ISBN13: 978-0805038019
  • ePub: 1985 kb | FB2: 1170 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Geography & Cultures
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (October 15, 1996)
  • Pages: 32
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 844
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Mola: Cuna Life Stories and Art ePub download

Author Maricel Presilla learned how to read molas when she stayed with the Cuna. Mola is her tribute to the women she came to know and the amazing art they create. An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists" One of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year.

Author Maricel Presilla learned how to read molas when she stayed with the Cuna. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - flemmily - LibraryThing. Mola: Cuna Life Stories and Art explains the history, values, and everyday lives of the Cuna people. Originally from Panama, they now live on islands just off the coast. Their traditions are.

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Presilla, Maricel E. Publication date. The Cuna Indians live off the coast of Panama and make beautiful Molas. no page number in the book. An American Bookseller Pick of the ListsOne of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year. An unusual and effective look at a culture probably unfamiliar to American children.

Maricel E. Presilla is the first Latin American woman to have been invited as a. .Life Around the Lake (Holt). Mola: Cuna Life, Stories, And Art (Holt, 1995). Presilla is the first Latin American woman to have been invited as a guest chef at the White House. She was nominated twice for James Beard Foundation journalism awards for articles witten for Saveur magazine. A year later, on 4 May 2013, her book Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America was named Cookbook of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. The International Association of Culinary Professionals chose Gran Cocina Latina as the best general book on 9 April 2013. The 25 Best Restaurants in New Jersey 2009.

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Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked . As in her Life Around the Lake (coauthored with Gloria Soto), Presilla again examines a little-known culture by means of its textile arts

Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months. As in her Life Around the Lake (coauthored with Gloria Soto), Presilla again examines a little-known culture by means of its textile arts. This time her subject is the Cuna Indians, who inhabit the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama, and the avenue for exploration is the mola, a vibrant cloth panel with embroidered and appliqued designs.

Maricel Presilla captures their beauty in the story and the many beautiful photographs.

Presilla (with Gloria Soto, Life Around the Lake, p. 452, et. tells the history of the Cuna, and in the molas . tells the history of the Cuna, and in the molas they have created, vibrantly presents their entire culture, from lullabies to cooking to cosmology. Historical and cultural materials quoted in the text will expand readers' understanding, but the real glory of the book is the full-color parade of pictures of the molas. In the San Bias Islands off the northern coast of Panama, Cuna women make a unique and beautiful form of art called molas, in which layers of fabric of various textures are sewn together, then snipped and stitched into pictures comprised of bold forms and bright colors. They wear these on special occasions. Outsiders frame molas as art; Cuna women sew them into blouses.

My little girls,You will grow up and marrya grown boy.You will grow up....I will look for molas,Molas for the little girls.--Cuna LullabyThe remarkable Cuna Indians live on the San Blas Islands off the northern coast of Panama. Cuna women hold much of the power enjoyed by men in other societies. They select their husbands, pass property on to their children, and make a unique form of art called molas that depict every detail of their lives.The spectacular fabric designs in vibrant tropical colors that appear on the front and back panels of molas give us a window into Cuna life. We may see a day in school, mythical birds, the story of Noah, jungle animals, or a girl's coming-of-age.Author Maricel Presilla learned how to read molas when she stayed with the Cuna. Mola is her tribute to the women she came to know and the amazing art they create.An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"One of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year
Velellan
This appears to be a book for older children, however, it gives an interesting picture of life on the islands and the matriarchal culture there. I found it fascinating. I liked one quote " the women wear their world" which relates to the molas on the front and back of their blouses.
Fomand
this book is great. and in response to someones comment that the author told half-truths, I think she was trying to simplify a culture that is complex in order to gain the interest of children. authors do this all the time, and although it can seem bad or that they are not telling the truth about the culture, they do this in order to open the childrens eyes to a different world. plus, the author spelled Kuna with a "C", like Cuna, because when she wrote it, that was the preffered spelling. The C and K are interchangeable and the opinon of the preffered spelling has changed throughout the years. So give the girl some credit
Malahelm
Amazing book meant for children but a must read if interested in the art produced by the Cuna women.
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