San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Fabric Tattoos: Spirit of the The Mola
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Aug 4 through Oct 25, 2009
Fabric Tattoos: Spirit of the The Mola
Molas are a traditional Panamanian textile created by the Kuna people of the San Blas islands and worn in their costumes. They are created using a unique reverse appliqué technique, where the layers of colored cotton cloth are turned under to reveal the colors in the layers below.