Friday, November 19, 2010

Now This is Color

Earlier this week, the guest speaker at my guild meeting was Louise Young, a local fiber artist who spoke about the Kuna people of Panama and their art of creating molas.

Louise was very gracious and passed the pieces around so that we could all take a close look at the exquisite workmanship. I'm afraid my pictures don't do the molas justice, but you can get an idea of what they looked like. If you ever have a chance, you must see a mola in person.

I love the use of color and the delicate work of the teeny stitches.


Jackie said...

Oh, this one is right up my alley!! I love molas and actually own a few. Worked them into a quilt and they are gorgeous! I would have loved to hear her speak. Molas are truly an art form aren't they?

karenfae said...

now aren't those pretty - nice to hear about something different. I had read about this somewhere but I'm not sure where.

Mary-Frances said...

Wow, these are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.