I was interested in an article on the Kuna people in the Panama area... their blouse were actually banned by the gov. in the early 1920's.
Mola means “blouse” in the Kuna language. Molas are hand-sewn using a reverse-appliqué technique and used as decorative blouse panels. The designs are created by cutting through several layers of cloth to expose the various bright colours beneath. Mola imagery is inspired by traditional Kuna symbols and stories, and by imported popular culture through books and advertisements.
I have done this type of applique on a pillow at the lake... it has a big fish on it.. was fun and easy...
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Subject: Re: Museum Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:30 am
I saw those Molas on a travel show but they get enough into the history and making of them. Thanks for the link, should be interesting reading.
Always in a Texas state of mind.
Subject: Re: Museum Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:54 pm
I love history.
Subject: Re: Museum Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:36 pm
Me too Polska ! Have been watching a program lately on the history of the British Isles from neanderthal times on. Love it . Also love reading quilting history and the stories of the people who made them.