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  • Island Architecture

    The inhabitants live on very small low islands - just a small lump of mud with some palm trees and barely above the water level. There are thatched-roof huts bamboo homes with hammock beds. Bathrooms are small buildings that stick out over the water like a lighthouse outhouse. Sometimes whole buildings are on stilts above the water. Notched log...

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  • 'Hijos de la Luna'

    'Hijos de la Luna' means 'sons of the moon' and refers to the albinos who are more common in the Kunas community than anywhere else. This is attributed to the fact that they don't marry outside their tribe. Albinos, however, are considered people of special values and are looked highly by the Kunas. They are respected and are treated as special. So...

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  • The Kunas

    The Kunas have originally come from the ranges of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia being pressed by other tribes of the same region. They first moved towards the Darien Gap and then settled down in the archipelago. For the Kunas their land is 'Madre Tierra' ; the Mother of everything. It's the most respected spirit that protects not only...

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