Jan 17, 2018

Incense Braziers Mola Panel

Incense Braziers Mola Panel

c. 1950–70

Cotton: reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery

Overall: 38.7 x 55.9 cm (15 1/4 x 22 in.)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. F. Louis Hoover 1971.215



As in many places, concerns with sickness and healing feature prominently in Guna society. Traditional healing methods require the intervention of trained medicine men and their tools. This panel features six incense braziers, sometimes used to expel disease.

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