The Reykjavík culture center Gerduberg is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Mola”, displaying traditional handicraft from Indian tribes from northern Columbia and the Cuna tribe from San Blas in Panama.
“Mola” represent patterns and symbols that were originally embroidered into fabric and used to decorate the clothing of women and display their status in society, as described in a Gerduberg press release.
The patters are inspired by the environment and religious heritage of these Indian tribes and reflect their way of life in close connection with nature.
In the western world “Mola” patterns have been used to decorate purses, pillows, bedspreads and other objects.
The exhibition runs through November 2.