Aug 25, 2021
Aug 25, 2021

Flower, Birds, and Profile Animal Mola Panel

Flower, Birds, and Profile Animal Mola Panel


Cotton; reverse appliqué, appliqué, embroidery

Overall: 34.3 x 43.2 cm (13 1/2 x 17 in.)

Gift of Cathy Lincoln 2021.154


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Such panels originally were sewn into blouses known as molas.


This whimsical, well-made panel was created by a female artist of the Guna, an Indigenous people of the Republic of Panamá. It was one of two identical or similar panels that were stitched into the front or back of a blouse (mola). Such blouses are so distinctive to the Guna that they are the single most recognizable element of Guna cultural identity.

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Gift of Cathy Lincoln

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