It is my pleasure to introduce you to my passion in life.
I am a collector and a seller of molas, I appreciate the beauty and colors of this art, the hours of work that is put into each piece and every Kuna Artist for giving the best of their Visual Art.
Every Mola from Mola Art & Craft is made with care, artistic quality and expressions, truly exquisite, unique, one of a kind piece, and the special gift for your love ones.
The Mola reverse appliques are sold as applique blocks and used for art lessons, by quilters, crafters all over the world, the sale of molas is a main source of income for the Kuna womens and contribute to preserve the Kuna cultural identity and traditions.
| 06 October, 2012 15:17
The Motif of the Molas are based in the worldview of the Kuna tribe or in the geographic design of Nature. Many are the motifs of each mola, some are: zoomorphic, antropomorphic, geometrics, abstracts,beliefs. Other motifs have a labyrinthine patterns that repeat several times and we can find them often on the Kuna Creations. There is more behind the beautiful motif of each mola. One of the most important is that the molas are present since the women's are born and through out the very important moments of their life, the same as their belief in myths and mother earth. Some Molas give us the insight of how the art was taught to the women's, others allow us to travel beyond their culture.
When they are little girls some of their games are pretending to make molas, later on they will sew their first piece of mola garment for the puberty ceremony.
Next, when they get married, their "mother in law" will give them a mola as a gift and when they pass away they will be buried with the molas they made.
The women's love sewing a unique mola for each ceremony or event, which later on they will pass onto their children's. When I travel to the Islands some of them will allow me to see their special blouses that they had made for the ceremonies. The molas may have the theme of the ceremonies, etc.
When my supplier presented me a number of molas that She had for years, molas that are not found very easy and I was able to buy some of them, which I am keeping, then I realize that no matter which one is the particular motif, each mola hide a secret.
P.S. I am so excited, I see that more and more people out there are reading my blog, visiting my site and getting to know more about molas.
Source: Rita Smith
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