Handmade Happy Butterfly Panama Mola, Wall Décor, Latin America Textile Art, Geometric Textile
Handmade Panama Mola Latin American Home Decor
⭐ARTISAN MADE: by Panamanian indigenous artisans using sewing techniques that are rooted deep in Embera and Wounaan traditions. Created by hand, demonstrating the unique skill of the Panama artisan community, and supporting one-of-a-kind pieces of Art.
⭐FAIR TRADE & MADE IN PANAMA: Made under safe working conditions and fair income. MolaMagic provides equitable trade opportunities, Job development skill training and promoting responsible production in the Panamanian economy. Our handsewn Molas are proudly made in Panama.
⭐THE MOLA STORY: Molas are undoubtedly the most famous art produced in Panama. The Wounaan and Embera women have been sewing these works of arts for centuries. Molas are hand-made using a reverse appliqué technique using several layers of different colored cloth. The largest pattern is typically cut from the top layer and smaller patterns from each underlying layer. Geometric molas are the most traditional. Originating from ancient body paintings. Designs usually portray wildlife in the Rainforest. Inspiration comes from the nature and beauty that surrounds them.
⭐WOMEN FOUNDED: MolaMagic was envisioned by Janet Marie Brockman with the mission to empower the Indigenous Women of Color of Panama by helping them reach a global market for their handmade products. For the past twenty years all sales revenues have been reinvested into the artisan community of Panama. This includes education, medical care, land purchase, tools, and other needs.
- 12.5" Height x 16" Width
- Fair Trade
- Handmade in Panama
- SKU: 22022013T
- Free US Shipping