Monday, June 29, 2015

The Kuna: the endangered last tribe of the Caribbean

From the Guardian Newspaper:
Photographer Eric Lafforgue documents the island tribe, whose existence is threatened by rising sea levels. The Kuna live on the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama.There are roughly 50,000 Kuna, who are one of the largest remaining indigenous South American tribes. More here.
Kuna women make and wear long strings of beads 
which they wrap around their wrists and ankles

The traditional beaded leg ornaments are made in beautiful geometric patterns
The colourful molas are also sold as decorative pieces

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