By: Bertha B. Brown
The dress of Cuna women is exceedingly colorful and the pride of Cuna culture. A hand-sewn, short-sleeved blouse which the Cuna call mola, decorated with complicated designs, along with sarong-like skirt and a yellow and red bandana covering their short-cropped hair, completes their everyday wearing apparel. It is the blouse, however, for which the Cuna are best know, an item which may take Cuna women six to eight weeks of leisure time to complete, and which has earned them a well-deserved niche in the annals of needlework.