Patterns of Panama
One of the things I wish I would have had more time to explore while in Panama were the handicrafts. I quickly fell in love with the vibrant patterns of the molas and tightly woven baskets. All through childhood I grew up with 2 molas in our house, but now have a whole new appreciation for them. I loved hearing them described as “carvings in cloth.” I spent forever in the best shop in town for molas (which also happened to be across the street from our El Panama hotel) looking through patterns (read more in this nice aricle they gave us). I didn’t get any of the really intricate ones, but I knew I had to get a few to take home with me. I’d love to have a bed spread of molas one day, but for now, I bought of few in raw form and look forward to covering a chair in them.