Santa Claus Mola

Santa Claus Mola

c. 1986

Cotton, synthetic fiber: reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery.

Overall: 62.2 x 92.7 cm (24 1/2 x 36 1/2 in.)

Gift of Jeanne Marie Stumpf, Ph.D. 2010.800

Description

Mola makers draw inspiration from the wealth of
printed material brought to Gunayala—everything
from magazines to product packaging. This mola
features a pair of Santa Clauses that depart
considerably from the famous red-and-white figure,
demonstrating the creative liberty taken by the
artist. The pairing of images likely relates to Guna
interest in doubles and doubling.

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