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**Originally Listed At $150**

Central America, Panama, San Blas Islands, Kuna / Cuna, ca. 1950 CE. A sweet example of this folk art form depicting a tropical bird with a heart-shaped breast and a long, curved beak perched on a branch. Kuna women have practiced this textile technique for 125 years, stitching many fabric layers of a wide variety of colors. In this piece, the artist incorporated red, orange, green, yellow, pink, blue, black, and white fabrics and beautiful stitchery. Set in yellow mat. Size: 7.875" L x 9.5" W (20 cm x 24.1 cm); 10" L x 12" W (25.4 cm x 30.5 cm) in mat

Provenance: Ex-Private Orange County, CA collection

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White fabric shows some discoloration. Mat has separated a bit. Overall very good. Handwritten in calligraphy on verso, "This Mola was made by the Cuna Indians of the San Blas Islands."

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1950s Panamanian Textile Mola in Mat Board

Estimate $150 - $225Apr 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA