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Object Name Sham, Pillow
Date Late 20th century
Other Name Mola
Description Mola created by reverse applique technique. Stylized bird motif with two main layers of black and red fabric. Additional small pieces of colored fabric are inserted into some of the cut away areas (two greens, orange, royal blue, yellow, purple, pink, turquoise, white, teal, brown, red oxford cloth). Additional running stitches of orange, teal, white and red on bird's head. Mola panel has been made into a pillow cover backed with royal blue cotton. Has a nylon zipper closure on the right hand side.
Object ID 2015.6.2
Provenance Panama, Kuna Yala [San Blas Islands].
Purchased by donor at a fair trade store.