Mola: Fishing Boat or Ferry


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Artifact Identification Mola: Fishing Boat or Ferry   (2008.22.0060)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Art
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  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Contemporary, 1968 - late 1970s
Culture Cuna, Kuna

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 44 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 33.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) <0.1 cm
Weight 82 g
Measuring Remarks Orientation of textile is ship and mast are North. Depth equals Thickness.
Materials Textile--Cotton
Manufacturing Processes Textile--Appliqué
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Chaves, Enrique and Linnea Angermuller. About Molas. FSU Isthmian Anthropology Society, Panama: 1972. Kapp, Kit. Mola Art. K.S. Kapp Publications, North Bend, OH: 1972. Salvador, Mari Lyn. The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama. Fowler Museum, Los Angeles: 1997.Salvador, Mari Lyn. Yer Dailege! Kuna Women's Art. Albuquerque: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology adn the University of New Mexico. Parker, Ann and Avon Neal. Molas: Folk Art of the Cun Indians. Barre: Barre Publishing, 1977. Patera, Charlotte. Mola Making. 1984 (746.9P272m) More about construction than history or themes. UIUC Library 746.9 P 272m "The Kuna & their Mola Art Reading List." Encyclopedia Smithsonian,, 8/7/2008 "To Learn More Mola Tour.", 8/7/2008 Kapp, Capt. Kit S. Mola Art from the San Blas Islands. North Bend: K. S. Kapp Publications, 1972. Hirschfeld, Lawrence A. "Art in Cunaland: Ideology and Cultural Adaption." Man. New Series, Vol 12, No. 1, (Apr., 1977), pp. 104-123. From JStor.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Kieffer-Lopez Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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