Jan 21, 2011
Jan 21, 2011

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


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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