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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Panamanian; Guna people (20th century)
Title:Mola
Date Made:1940s-1950s
Type:Clothing; Needlework
Materials:cotton, wool, silk, with cotton embroidery thread
Place Made:North America; Panama; San Blas Islands
Measurements:Overall: 18 3/4 in x 16 1/8 in; 47.6 cm x 41 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1973.98.c
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Marks
1973_98_c.jpg

Description:
This is an especially good example; the use of silk and wool show the women's use of any materials they could acquire.

Tags:
abstract; animals; circles; lines; patterns; shape; symmetry

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