Mola: Plant Leaves or Paddles


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Artifact Identification Mola: Plant Leaves or Paddles   (2008.22.0091)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Art
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Contemporary, 1968 - late 1970s
Culture Cuna, Kuna

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 47.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 40.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Length) 40.2 cm
Weight 100 g
Measuring Remarks Orientation of textile is with tips of top leaves facing North East and North West. 2nd largest dimension is length of textile measured from the NW to SW. 3rd largest dimension is length measured from the NE to SE.
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.

Artifact History

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

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