Kuna Indian Hand Sewn 1925 Mola Panama
Kuna Indian Hand Sewn 1925 Mola Panama
Kuna Indian Hand Sewn 1925 Mola Panama

Kuna Indian Hand Sewn 1925 Mola Panama


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  • Handmade in Panama
  • Fair Trade
  • Width: 16.0"
  • Height: 11.5"

This 1925 mola measures 16" x 11.5".

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In 1925 a bunch of mainlanders went to the San Blas Islands to teach the Kunas how to dress, dance and behave. They were lucky to get out with their lives. After that the Government of Panama passed some legislation that assured the Kunas that their way of life would be preserved. The year 25 shows up in mola art often.

All molas are sold used whether they are or not.

Every mola is a one-of-a-kind treasure.

Shipping is included within the USA.


MACHINE WASHABLE To clean, machine wash in cold water on gentle cycle tumble dry on low, do not bleach or iron

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Three Kuna women skillfully sewing a vibrant mola, a traditional textile art, for sale on TraderBrock.com, where you can find unique handcrafted items.

Fair Trade

Made in Panama

by talented artisans, supporting local communities and preserving their rich cultural heritage

Creating a Mola

starts with layering colorful
cotton fabrics and cutting intricate patterns, revealing the colors underneath.
Guna artisans then use appliqué and reverse appliqué techniques, often adding
detailed embroidery to produce a stunning, unique piece of textile art.

meaning behind the designs


Molas often feature depictions of animals, such as birds, fish, and
turtles. These designs may be realistic or abstract, and can include multiple animals in a single mola.


Many molas feature intricate geometric patterns, such as squares,
triangles, diamonds, and zigzags. These designs often incorporate
multiple colors and may be symmetrical or asymmetrical.


Molas may also feature floral designs, such as flowers, leaves, and
vines. These designs may be realistic or stylized and may incorporate
multiple colors.

Mythical creatures

Some molas depict mythical creatures, such as dragons or mermaids. These
designs may be highly stylized and may incorporate multiple animals or

Cultural symbols

Molas may also incorporate cultural symbols, such as the Kuna flag or
traditional Kuna clothing. These designs may be highly symbolic and
meaningful to the Kuna people.


Some molas depict landscapes, such as mountains, rivers, or the ocean.
These designs may be highly detailed and may incorporate multiple colors
and textures.

Cultural Meaning

represent artistic expression, identity, and heritage, often showcasing
traditional myths, stories, and elements of daily life. As an integral
part of Guna women's clothing, Molas embody their rich history,
traditions, and cultural pride.

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