I started selling molas online since 2004. Through the sale of molas I had the priveledge to meet special people, we laugh, we share, we become good friends. I also had the opportunity to travel to San Blas, spent time with the Kunas in the Islands and go shopping for molas.
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THE ART OF BEING KUNA
Molas are colorful, intricate, reverse embroidery, needle work with geometric or local animal designs.
The mola art originated from body paint back in the 1800's.
A traditional mola is assembled using the technique of Reverse Applique. This method requires the use of several layers of fabric with a particular theme and the cut out of the top layers revealing the more colourful layers underneath. The cut edges are then finely hemmed. The color of each lower layer creates the outline of the image. Only the bottom layer is not cut. It becomes the background color and supports the stitching of the other layers.
On some molas there are some small triangles cuts from the top layer to reveal the underneath color, this is very complicated and time consuming.
Molas can be fashioned into many different and unique gift items like quilts, pot holders, aprons, chair covers, eyeglass case, coin purses, t-shirts, vest, jackets, blouses, jeans, jean skirt, purses, handbags, tote bags, women's shoes, neck ties, and more. You can frame your mola or make a pillow or delightful wallhanging, placemats, etc. Be creative...
Mola is the most sophisticated handmade textile art within Latin America.
They are hand sewn only by the Kuna Indians of San Blas, Panama.
We normally refer to the Kunas as the "Indians" of San Blas, but they prefer to be called "Aboriginals".
"The beauty of the mola art is in the eyes of the beholder".
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