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mola

Panamanian (Kuna)
mid 20th century


Accession Number

2018.3813

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton; reverse applique and embroidery

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

Red cotton panel with reverse appliqued and embroidered design of lion in polycrome cotton yarns.

Provenance

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