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Object Name mola
Title “Corrion”
Collection Goldsmith Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery: Object Collection
Date mid to late 20th century
Brief Physical Description A mola, predominately red with a turquoise band at the bottom and multicolours making up the design. Five birds sit on branches. The word “Corrion” appears at the top left. Select this link for more description information.
Id Number Current Accession 4133
Location Creation Site Sans Blas, Panama
Subject embroidery, quilts, mola, reverse appliqué, quilt, Cuna
Measurements Dimensions 445mm x 510mm
Number Of Items 1
Materials Used (aat) cotton
Content And Subject Information The vibrant, hot colour of this piece would have interested Constance Howard. These panels are made by the women of the Cuna native people of the San Blas Islands off Panama. The panels are made and incorporated into their costume. They are often made to celebrate a special occasion. A particular expert on Cuna textile is Herta Puls who has travelled widely in the area and commissioned textiles from the makers. Designs were traditional but design sources changed and later designs include aeroplanes, coke cans and other twentieth century inventions.
Production Information Produced by the women of the tribe within the domestic situation.
Rights Goldsmiths College, University of London. Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles.
Style Period traditional format
Techniques Used (aat) reverse appliqué, appliqué
 

 

 

 

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