Molas are a piece of artwork each one is a one of a kind. They are created in fabric in a technique commonly called appliqué.
Molas originated from the indigenous community of the Gunadules (also known as Kuna people group), located around the border between Colombia and Panama. In this community, women are the ones in charge of the design and sewing of Molas, which they then wear as a fundamental piece of their garment. In fact their Mola is so important, that they are buried with their Molas.
Molas are colorful, detailed and beautiful pieces of stitched artwork, but they also carry significant cultural meaning for indigenous communities in Colombia.
Interesting fact; You will not ever see molas available to tourists as clothing items as the Kuna people consider this to be sacred and they prefer to not have tourists wear the garments in the traditional ways.
A Colombian designer who now calls Australia home has created the best way to enjoy and wear this amazing art.
The Mola Boot.....