- Nov 5, 2009
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I’m always fooled by this Flusser label
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I think they mean ‘week of 2/21’. I have to assume I got there minutes after they put it out. The same store routinely prices beat up hiking boots at $40, so they blew that one. This certainly made my four stop quick thrift run worthwhile.
Been there...The things we learn: I was hitting the 70% off consignment sale and grabbed this cummerbund because it looked cool. I'd never seen one like it. As I was checking out, a lady started going on about some islands near Panama and how this was somehow related to them and was quite unique.
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So I researched, and well, it turns out that this was made using a form of reverse appliqué developed by the Guna people of the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama. It was originally based on the way they painted their bodies back in the day before the missionaries started making them wear clothes. "The Cuna are famous for their bright molas, a colorful textile art form made with the techniques of appliqué and reverse appliqué. Mola panels are used to make the blouses of the Kuna women's national dress, which is worn daily by many Cuna women. Mola means "clothing" in the Kuna language". Here they are (picture by Yves Picq):
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"The Cuna have been staunchly resistant to Hispanic assimilation, largely retaining their dress and language". Well, good for them.
I bet that one of the businesses in that vicinity have a security camera aimed in that direction.