'Flowers and Leaves' Mola - Textile Art (Panama)
ITEM#: 15352845This unframed Mola on orange background depicting flowers and leaves was entirely hand stitched by Kuna Women of the San Blas Islands in Panama. Multi-layered fabric textile art will look stunning as framed wall art, as part of a quilting project, sewn on a pillow case or as wearable art.
- Unframed, hand stitched
- Setting: Indoor
- Type: Multi-layered textile art
- Colors: Orange, yellow, red, green, blue, purple, black, white
- Materials: 60-percent polyester/ 20-percent cotton/ 20-percent acrylic
- Care Instructions: If necessary wash the mola gently by hand in lukewarm water. Do not tumble dry as it can destroy the fine stitching of this textile art
- Dimensions: 12 inches x 18 inches
Story Behind the Art:
The visual quality of molas has given Kuna Women a reputation worldwide for outstanding creative power and complete mastery of textile art. The word mola is the name given by the Kuna women to the multicolored panels that they wear on their traditional blouses. Molas are composed of several layers of cloth worked in a technique called reverse applique which is an embroidery technique that is used as well in quilting. It involves layering fabrics, and then cutting away at the top layers to reveal the ones underneath in unique patterns. This gives the mola dimension, color, shape and texture. Decorative additions of embroidery and patchwork do contribute to the overall effect.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
|Style||Floral, Geometric, Novelty|
|Country of Origin||Panama|
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