Aug 25, 2021
Aug 25, 2021

Birds and Fish Mola Panels (Pair)

Birds and Fish Mola Panels (Pair)


Cotton; reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery

Overall: 46.4 x 34.3 cm (18 1/4 x 13 1/2 in.)

Gift of Cathy Lincoln 2021.155


Did you know?

Such panels originally were sewn into blouses known as molas.


These two, nearly identical panels were created by a female artist of the Guna, an Indigenous people of the Republic of Panamá. Originally, they 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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Gift of Cathy Lincoln

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