an introduction to the Kuna

from the writings of Dr. Mari Lyn Salvador, curator of The Art of Being Kuna:

“The Kuna live in an area that includes a 140-mile stretch of rainforest on the mainland and a chain of coral islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama, from San Blas Point near the Colón side of the Panama Canal to Porto Obaldía near the Colombian border. Named San Blas by outsiders, the region is now called Kuna Yala, which means 'Kuna land.'”

Map of Panama Mola
Map of Panama Mola. The Ñina and the Pinta are in the sea on the Pacific side. FMCH X37.144