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ARTEMIS GALLERY Vibrant Kuna Island Textile Mola - Puppeteer

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Seller: artemisgallery (683) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381809977875 Details: Vibrant Kuna Island Textile Mola - Puppeteer Central America, Panama, San Blas Islands, Kuna/Cuna, ca. 1950 CE. A finely crafted example of this folk art form created by the Kuna / Cuna Native American women artisans of Panama, and from the world's finest collection of molas, rare for its unusual iconography that depicts a female puppeteer in profile holding an expressive puppet in her left hand. Below and to her right is a smaller perhaps animorphic puppeteer holding a more diminuitive puppet. The mola is comprised of many layers of fabric in brilliant hues of red, orange, black, blue, pink, purple, green, white, and yellow with topstitched embroidery in colorful threads. Quite an impressive example, replete with superb artistry, technique, and unusual iconography. Size: 15.5" L x 17" W (39.4 cm x 43.2 cm) #117200 Condition: Intact and excellent. Expected minor fraying at peripheries. Provenance: Ex-Kit Kapp collection formed in the very early 1970's. Mr. Kapp acquired the world's largest and best documented collection of molas, with numerous examples being published. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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