Mola is a traditional form of
reverse applique worked by the Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands of
the coast of Panama.
Mola is used to make panels for
the front and back of womens blouses in traditional costume. The designs have a joyous, niave
whole fabric is reverse appliqued, building up complex patterns often
based on an animal.Colours
are bright and vibrant, reds, oranges and blacks being popular.
Visit Mola and Co to see more wonderful molas like this one.
This fabulous mola blouse is in the collection of The Embroiderers' Guild of America
How to make a fabric mola - Step by step guide
full day course on Mola work
Our pinterest board about Mola