Central America, Diamond Shaped, Mola, San Blas Islands, Textile
Sunnyvale, California, USA - January 9, 2011: Mola depicting a king with features of both a king on a playing card and an Aztec king. A mola is a reverse applique sewing technique used to create decorative textiles. This one is further embellished with embrodiery. The techinque was popularized by the Kuna Indians, San Blas Islands, Panama, and sale of molas is a major source of income. This mola was purchased in the USA about 2004, maker unknown.