Mola Kuna Cuna Native Folk Art Authentic Vintage Handmade Panama Ref. 2450
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AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ETHNOGRAPHY
HANDMADE HAND STICHED APPLIQUE
MOLA PIECE .
Washable by hand and cold water.
Beautiful handmade with the art of molas,
Richly decorated by intricated needlework,
Traditional of the Kuna People.
This can be used in many ways.
Exquisite Ethnic handmade pieces of art.
This piece is in great condition.No tears or holes.
This Mola is Vintage and shows some signs of wear.
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All molas are sold used whether they are or not.
FOLK ART PANAMA
SAN BLAS ISLAND
16 1/2 X 12 INCHS approx.
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THE ART OF THE KUNA INDIANS:
Beautiful famous Molas by Kuna Indians: Are ethnographic Art coming from the rain forest along the Colombian-Panameniam border, by Kunas Natives. Mola is the Kuna Indian word for blouse, but the term Molas has come to mean the elaborated embroidered panels that make the front and back of a Kuna Woman!s blouse.
The art has been transmitted from grandmother mola maker to young daughters for centuries, putting in their work a definitive form of individual expression. Mola panels have become much sought after and collected examples of textile art. The artistry of a mola reflects a synthesis of traditional Kuna culture.
Kuna women have made their bright-colored and strikingly unique blouse panels for more than a hundred years. Made by hand with thousands of tiny stitches close together with several pieces of layers spending several days to make only one panel.
The process is very meticulous one of the artisans begins by stacking several squares of differently colored fabric on top of each other.
She cuts a pattern into the stacks, revealing just one of the underlayers. Each piece takes between one or three weeks to complete. The drawing represents the events of daily life: usually, they portrait animals, family life, or cultural designs that are as old as the kunas themselves: seashells, fishes, boats, fishermen, turtles, and a great variety of birds that are part of their surroundings the paradise as they call these Islands. The theme of Mola is determined by the imagination of the artist.
Objects observed in the course of their everyday routine or images etched in their mind from tales of prehistoric times.
The native women use the Mola as part of their traditional clothes. We realize the beauty of their work, using the Molas for purses, carpets to hanging, bags, stuffed animals, Christmas decorations, pillows, decorative items to frame, appliqued on quilts, or even, modern-day clothing with the color expression of this art. Molas are prized by folk art collectors and can be viewed at some of the finest museums of the world like the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Any attempt to describe Molas using words is bound to come short. One thing is certain, once you have seen them you will never forget them ... These items are suggested for private ethnic collections and galleries or ethnic groups museums.
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