Lot # 47 - Authentic Framed Handmade Mola From the Kuna Indians In Panama

Opening Bid : $ 5.00
Pickup Instructions: Bring help to move large items- we will not be able to assist. Please bring boxes and wrap for your items. Pick ups are in Shelton on Saturday October 16th at 9:00AM
Start Date/Time: 08-Oct-2021 7:00:00 AM
End Date/Time: 14-Oct-2021 7:46:00 PM
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Description :

Authentic Framed Handmade Mola From the Kuna Indians In Panama.   Measures 25 1/2" L x 23" W.

Mola, a Kuna word, has several meanings: fabric or cloth, shirt or upper garment for men or women, brightly decorated women's blouses, or colorful layers of fabric, cut and hand-sewn into designs for fronts and backs of Kuna women´s blouses. Kuna women from the San Blas Archipelago produce most of the work, though some molas are also made by Kuna women from inland Panama and western Colombia. Developed in the late 1800s from an earlier tradition of body painting, designs were first painted on cloth and later sewn. Early blouses, dark blue with wide red hems, evolved into those with multi-color designed borders. Borders were widened over time into the rectangular panels of today, and motifs, too, have changed, integrating images from daily life and popular culture. Red, yellow, and dark blue or black remain the preferred colors.

Designs are produced with a combination of reverse appliqué and appliqué. Two or more layers of different colors of cotton cloth are hand-sewn loosely together. The design and its details are cut through the top layer or layers to reach the color selected by the worker. Minute hand stitches attach each folded cut edge to a lower layer. Frequently small scraps of color are inserted beneath the top layer and worked in tas-tas, slits, to emphasize special details of background pattern.

Auction History

Highest bidder is girlpiper

Date Bid User
11-Oct-2021 11:14:05 AM $41.00 girlpiper
11-Oct-2021 11:14:05 AM $40.00 jennifer jones
11-Oct-2021 11:13:57 AM $36.00 girlpiper
11-Oct-2021 11:13:57 AM $35.00 jennifer jones
11-Oct-2021 10:11:51 AM $31.00 girlpiper
09-Oct-2021 10:00:23 PM $28.00 jennifer jones
09-Oct-2021 10:00:12 PM $26.00 girlpiper
09-Oct-2021 10:00:12 PM $25.00 jennifer jones
08-Oct-2021 10:58:43 AM $21.00 girlpiper
08-Oct-2021 10:58:43 AM $20.00 Malmccy
08-Oct-2021 10:58:14 AM $16.00 girlpiper
08-Oct-2021 10:58:14 AM $15.00 Malmccy
08-Oct-2021 8:09:35 AM $5.00 girlpiper

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