Scorpion Mola

Scorpion Mola

mid-1900s

Cotton: reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery

Overall: 57.2 x 68.6 cm (22 1/2 x 27 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Altmann 1971.1033

Description

Stingrays, scorpions, and crabs are just a few of the countless animals portrayed on molas. Their representations often express whimsy and humor, although details commonly divulge a deep familiarity with nature.

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