Mola Ceiba Wood Glass Top Serving Tray Panama Kuna Applique Fabric Textile Art. Missing some green felt pads on the bottom. Wood may have a very tiny marks. This mola serving tray measures about 15" x 12.75".Actual mola measures about 14.5" x 11.5". A short 30 minute flight from Panama City will take you several centuries back into the past, as you visit the San Blas Islands of the Kuna people, who still keep their old lifestyle and traditions.
The Archipelago is composed of over three hundred islands, some inhabited, some not, some named others remaining nameless to this day, all of them surrounded with crystal clear waters. The Kuna people wear dresses adorned with hand made molas, as well as colored bead ornaments on their wrists and ankles. Chains, pectorals, a red headdress, and gold nose rings complete their every-day attire. Your adventure at San Blas could be a stay at an uninhabited island, a fishing tour, dancing and traditional rites, diving and spear-gun fishing, the enjoyment of the crystalline waters or merely the peace of a hammock swung by the wind.Molas are undoubtedly the most famous art produced in Panama. The Kuna women have been sewing these works of art for years.
They incorporate them into their clothing, usually with one mola serving as the front of the blouse, and another for the back. The mola is often described as a reverse appliqué. For each color of cloth that you see there is a piece of cloth of that color sewn into the mola.
Each mola is hand-stitched with thousand of stitches. The theme of the mola is determined by the imagination of the artist. Once assembled, they are placed on both the lower front and lower back of a blouse.These colorful blouses are only part of the daily attire worn by the Kuna women of Central America. The mola blouses, and mola panels, in and of themselves, have come to be prized collectibles among textile enthusiasts and museums. The way that Kuna women dress has come to symbolize their Kuna culture. The item "Mola Ceiba Wood Glass Top Serving Tray Panama Kuna Applique Fabric Textile Art" is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Panama".
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