Kuna Indian Hand Sewn ZZ Mola Panama
Kuna Indian Hand Sewn ZZ Mola Panama
Kuna Indian Hand Sewn ZZ Mola Panama
Kuna Indian Hand Sewn ZZ Mola Panama
Kuna Indian Hand Sewn ZZ Mola Panama
Kuna Indian Hand Sewn ZZ Mola Panama

Kuna Indian Hand Sewn ZZ Mola Panama


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  • Handmade in Panama
  • Fair Trade
  • Width: 15.0"
  • Height: 11.0"

This mola measures 15 x 11 inches.

Hand Sewn Panama Kuna Mola


Molas are undoubtedly the most famous Art produced in Panama. The Kuna Women have been sewing these works of Art for years. They incorporate them into their clothing, usually with one Mola serving as the front of the blouse and another for the back. The Mola is often described as a reverse appliqué. For each color of cloth that you see there is a piece of cloth of that color sewn into the Mola. Each Mola is hand-stitched with thousands of stitches. The theme of the Mola is determined by the imagination of the artist.

Our representatives personally know the Kuna artists and have purchased thousands of Molas so that you too can appreciate this rare and delicate art form. The only REAL Molas are the hand-sewn Molas of the Kuna people.

While there are two photos this is one mola.

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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