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Child's mola

Panamanian (Kuna)
mid 20th century

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton; reverse appliqued and embroidered

Not On View



Child’s blouse of striped cotton fabric decorated with black panel with reverse appliqued and embroidered design of Christ on the cross in polycrome cotton yarns.


Between about 1962 and 1989, acquired by Emanuel Balkin and Lorraine Balkin (b. 1930 - d. 2017) for Décor International, Boston; 2018, gift of Emanuel Balkin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: Emanuel and Lorraine Balkin founded and operated the gallery Décor International from 1962 until 1989.

Credit Line

Gift of Emanuel Balkin