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 mola measures 12.5" x 18". This is an old mola, probably made in the 1960’s or 1970’s. There was a period of time back then when some well-meaning Peace Corps Volunteers introduced sewing machines to the Kunas. The thought was that they could make molas faster. Well, someone overlooked the fact that hand-sewn molas was what the market wanted, even back then. So there was a short period of time that the Kuna artists made machined molas. But when they found the price falling they turned the sewing machines off. Now machine-sewn molas are a bit of a rarity. I buy them because frankly, if you are going to frame them or make pillows, machine sewn makes no difference. Plus their rarity is starting to make a market for them. Some of them are well worn too because the artists made blouses out of most of them.
While there are two photos this is one mola.
Every mola is a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Shipping is included within the USA.