I fell in love with the textile art created by the native women of the San Blas Islands, located off the cost of Panama, the first time I saw one up close.
The exceptional needlework and colorful clothing worn by the Kuna women are all hand stitched in reverse appliques, cut-work and embroidery. They call these multi-colored panels, Molas. The Mola is made from several layers of fabric using cut-work to combine reverse appliques as well as traditional appliques on top and embellished with embroidery. The mola I used was not made by me but the rest of the bag or pillow cover was hand made by me to show off the Mola for all the world to see.
Pillow cover made with a fabulous parrot mola panel made by the Kuna Indian women of the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama. I added a red
border and black border on the front, plain black cotton is on the back, hidden zipper on bottom, fully lined with french seams (no edges to fray). This
pillow cover is made for a 16″ x 16″ pillow form (included). Hand wash in cold water, line dry and iron.
A colorful fish mola, made by the skilled hands of the Kuna women of San Blas Islands, is featured on the front of this zippered cross body bag. Bag
measures 9 1/2 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches deep with a 40 inch strap. Inside you will find the same black quilted fabric with binding over seam
edges. Hand wash in cold water, line dry and iron. I have more molas in my other shop – http://FabricMadness.artfire.com – so if you would like a
custom pillow cover, tote bag, or wall hanging made from one of them, please contact me. I just love to sew.
This lovely cross body black bag was created around a colorful 6 inch square Mola featuring a sea shell design. It has an adjustable strap that goes
from 26 inches long to fit over the shoulder and snuggly under your arm up to 46 inches long for the convenience of wearing your bag across your
body comfortably. There is a large front pocket decorated with the sea shell mola that is secured with a button and top flap. Inside you will find a large
zippered pocket to keep your important things tucked away safely. This bag measure 10 inches tall and 11 inches wide.
This lovely cross body black bag was created around a colorful 6 inch square Mola featuring a hummingbird in a garden of delight. It has an
adjustable strap that goes from 28 inches long to use as a shoulder bag all the way up to 54 inches long making it comfortable to wear it as a cross
body bag no matter how tall or wide you are. There is a large front pocket decorated with the hummingbird and flower mola. The whole bag is
secured with a button and top flap. Inside is lined with heavy weight cotton with 2 large pockets. This bag measure 11 inches tall and 8 inches wide.