Kuna Yala (San Blas Archipelago), Panama.
Kuna women wear the mola blouse, crimson scarf and arm and leg bead
wrappings as daily dress. The clothing of the women is the most
cherished aspect of Kuna identity and source of cultural pride.
The Kuna are known for their fierce pride and serious composure but they
have a warm sense of humor in relaxed situations. This young woman is
amused at the attention she receives from visitors. Perhaps she smiles
because she knows she is about to be paid. The Kuna know the value of
their faces as subjects for photos and expect compensation for each