Blouse panel

This mola, which means “cloth” in the Kuna language, features a two-headed beast – half bird and half jaguar – accompanied by a smaller crocodile-like animal. Mola imagery is inspired by traditional Kuna symbols and stories, and by imported popular culture through books and advertisements. Used as decorative blouse panels, molas are hand-sewn using a reverse-appliqué technique.


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    Blouse

    North America: Central America, Panama, San Blas Islands

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    Blouse Panel

    North America: Central America, Panama, San Blas Islands

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  • Blouse Panel

    Blouse Panel

    North America: Central America, Panama, San Blas Islands

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    Blouse Panel

    North America: Central America, Panama: San Blas Islands

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How have mola panel designs changed over time?

responded: May 27, 2015

Posted by Liliana Rincon

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My 6 years old daugther designed. this Mola, inspired from a Gunadule from Colombia.

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