Aug 25, 2021
Aug 25, 2021

Labyrinth Mola Panel

Labyrinth Mola Panel

before 1960

Cotton; reverse appliqué, appliqué

Overall: 42 x 53 cm (16 9/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Gift of Howard A. Aronson 2021.153


Did you know?

Panels like this one originally were sewn into blouses known as molas.


This Labyrinth Mola Panel is executed in one of the most prestigious of Guna mola-making techniques. Known as bisu-bisu, it is a geometric maze of evenly spaced lines that create winding paths across the surface and visually dissolve the divide between figure and ground.

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