Panama is in total lockdown. No tourists, no sales, no food, no medicine. That is what is happening to the Kuna, Wounaan and Embera tribes in Panama. We have worked with them since 1990 and know they are desperate. Traderbrock, Molamagic and Molamadness will match all sales revenue and use it to purchase molas, tagua carvings and baskets for the next 60 days. We have church pastors and others that sell regularly to us via photos and payment through Western Union. The art is shipped through the mail. We have been doing this for years but now it is critical to help the poorest of the poor. Please share this message with your friends.
Panamá está en un encierro total. Sin turistas, sin ventas, sin comida, sin medicinas. Eso es lo que les está pasando a las tribus Kuna, Woumaan y Embera en Panamá. Hemos trabajado con ellos desde 1990 y sabemos que están desesperados. Traderbrock, Molamagic y Molamadness igualarán todos los ingresos de ventas y lo utilizarán para comprar molas, tallas de tagua y cestas durante los próximos 60 días. Tenemos pastores de iglesias y otros que nos venden regularmente a través de fotos y pagos a través de Western Union. El arte se envía por correo. Hemos estado haciendo esto durante años, pero ahora es fundamental ayudar a los más pobres de los pobres. Por favor, comparta este mensaje con sus amigos.
This painting measures 26" x 22". It is painted on artist canvas or artist cloth. The artist's name is too difficult to read.
Folks, this painting is the first I have seen made this way. The sand on the beach is real. It is blended into the paint and applied. I have several so search with the word "sand".
Back in the early 1990's you might remember the flood of Haitians that made their way to Florida. Well, at the same time there was a flood of Haitians making their way to Panama. I got involved because I had a Haitian friend named Lucas. When the Haitians arrived in Panama Lucas got wind of it and met up with them. Strangely they all brought art items as their currency. Lucas would call me and off to trade I would go. Leather masks, wood items and paintings were the order of the day. Most of those art pieces are long gone but the Haitians aren't. Enough of them stayed in Panama to give Haitian art a presence there. Some remaining Haitians are artists themselves and produce in Panama but it didn't take them long to figure out importing Haitian art and selling it in the strong economy of Panama made sense. Was this painting painted in Haiti or Panama? Who knows...or cares. It is beautiful regardless.
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