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
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.