Birds and Fish Mola Panels (Pair)

1900s
Location: not on view
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Such panels originally were sewn into blouses known as molas.

Description

These two, nearly identical panels were created by a female artist of the Guna, an Indigenous people of the Republic of Panamá. Originally, they 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.
Birds and Fish Mola Panels (Pair)

Birds and Fish Mola Panels (Pair)

1900s

Republic of Panamá, Gunayala Comarca, Guna people

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