vintage small yellow bird with purple flowers mola applique embroidery


Molas are a hand sewn, layered reverse-applique needlework technique traditional to the Kuna people of Panama. These were made for the tourist trade in the 1970s, are completely hand-stitched and in excellent condition. The fabric is a lightweight cotton much like muslin with cotton embroidery floss used for the embroidery stitches. The size is 8″ by 9″, perfect to edge with fabric for a pillow or to frame as part of a grouping.

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