a San Blas islet

The San Blas Islands are located in the Guna Yala (or Kuna Yala) Province.  This region of north-eastern Panama has 378 island but only 49 are inhabited.  The indigenous Guna people control this area of Panama and have extremely strict environmental and conservation laws which prohibit development.  This focus preserves their way of life and contributes to the pristine waters and abundance of life surrounding the islands!  The Gunas are known around the world for their colorful hand-sewn Molas.  These textile works of art take months to complete and usually tell a story of Kuna life using geometric patterns.

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