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 until the crisis is over. 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 hasta que termine la crisis. 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 16" x 11.5".
This mola has a ribbon across the bottom hem that tells me it was once a blouse mola. The artists disassemble old blouses and sell the molas when they are tired of the blouse. This one is in excellent condition for a former blouse mola. It has machine-stitching which suggests it is from the 1960-1970 period. Back then the Peace Corps introduced sewing machines to speed up production. Mistake. Big mistake because collectors want hand-stitching. If you are into the vintage or want to make a pillow or something else it doesn't really matter.
The artists tend to use their favorite molas for their blouses to show off to their friends. That is why I buy old blouses intact. Check mola blouse category and go to store Molamagic. That is our other store.
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.