Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kuna (Cuna) peoples
  • mola, late 1800s–1995
  • Where object was made: San Blas, (Pacific side), Panama
  • cotton, cotton thread, dyeing, applique, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 32 x 44 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 17 5/16 in
  • Gift of Marnie Argersinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1280

An appliqued duck takes up most of the pink mola panel with the elements defined by black. The duck is outlined in pink, but the appliqued fabric "feathers" are brown, outlined with yellow, pink, orange, green, red, light blue, dark blue, purple, brown and white. The duck's head has concentric circles embroidered around the eye. There is a brown leaf, outlined in orange, above the duck's tail.