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Spurlock Sundays: Mola Magic

The Kuna (Tule/Guna) women of Panama are known for their hand-sewn molas. These colorful, multi-layer cloths are decorated in intricate patterns and serve as front and back panels on the women's blouses. Molas are also a very popular souvenir with tourists.

This Spurlock Sunday will feature two crafts based on mola designs: 1) single-sheet coloring pages and 2) multi-layered paper cuts that will help the makers appreciate what the Kuna artists do. A selection of the beautiful cloths will also be on display.

About Spurlock Sundays

These free, drop-in programs are held on the second Sunday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and are open to visitors of all ages. Spurlock Sunday activities can include crafts, performances, and hands-on experiences with cultural artifacts.

The Spurlock Museum acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency for this program.

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For further information on this event, contact Kim Sanford at or (217) 244-3355

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.