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Cuna

A Spanish term for wedge. It is used to refer to a triangle pattern.
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I had recently arrived in Kuna Yala and even though I was easily granted permission and indeed invited to tape record this kind of event in Mulatupu, I was cautious about taking my tape recorder to the gathering house of the traditional island of Tupwala.
As far as I know I am the only person to have recorded this very important Kuna chant.
In spite of the fact that Yapilikinya was a well-known Kuna leader, no tape recording of his voice, his speeches, or his chants, exists to my knowledge.
In his book, 'Magnificent Molas: The Art of the Kuna Indians,' French ethnologist Michel Perrin said Scottish surgeon Lionel Wafer met the people of the San Blas Archipelago as early as 1681 and noted the women's 'passion for graphic arts.
Animals from the Panamanian rain forest, sea life and genre scenes of everyday life or Kuna myths and legends are common mola subject matter.
Television, except for the rare VCR, has yet to exert much influence on Kuna life.
Molas are a style of multilayered, cloth- construction blouses that have been Kuna society's fashion norm for at least a hundred years.
Customary subjects have included the flora and fauna common in the San Blas Islands, elements of Kuna myth, and bold, complex abstract designs that attest to the creator's artistic bent.
Latin American Missionaries (LAM), whose explicit purpose is "to reach 77,500,000 lost souls," is the parent organization of the medical team that visited Kuna Yala and a ministry under the Elders of the Forest Park Church of Christ in Valdosta, Georgia.
With this in mind, it is interesting to note that the island that they visited in Kuna Yala has a clinic that the Panamanian Department of Health operates year-round.
In Kuna Yala, the missionaries set up an assembly line to process large numbers of people.
Traditional news services play a vital role in offering accurate and concrete news to the people, said Al-Ali who affirmed that KUNA was updated with the latest technologies which enables it to compete during this day and age of social media and fast developments.