Art of the Americas - Mola Quilt, San Blas Islands, Panama

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Mola quilt
Kuna people, San Blas Islands, Panama
Mid 20th century
74 inches (187 cm) high, 96 inches (243 cm) wide

This large quilt is composed of thirty-six molas, including some depicting various animals and sea creatures, Jesus Christ, some boxers, ships, insects, and traditional abstract motifs. Vota Frampo (Frente Amplio Popular, FRAMPO, a small left of center party created in 1977) and Partido Frazte are political references. It is backed with black cotton and is in excellent condition.



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