Cotton; reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery
Overall: 34.3 x 43.2 cm (13 1/2 x 17 in.)
Gift of Cathy Lincoln 2021.154
Such panels originally were sewn into blouses known as molas.
This whimsical, well-made panel was created by a female artist of the Guna, an Indigenous people of the Republic of Panamá. It was one of two identical or similar panels that were stitched into the front or back of a blouse (mola). Such blouses are so distinctive to the Guna that they are the single most recognizable element of Guna cultural identity.
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