Mola Coin Wallet

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The Mola Coin Wallet is a fun and colorful piece, crafted in leather, hand-stitched on its sides and embellished with a beautiful ethnic Mola Appliqué.

Dimensions: 3.75” W x 3” H 

Mola, or Molas, is a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the Kuna people from Panama, Central America and Colombia.

Molas have their origin in body painting. Only after colonization by the Spanish and contact with missionaries did the Kuna start to transfer their traditional geometric designs on fabric, first by painting directly on the fabric and later by using the technique of reverse appliqué. It is not known for certain when this technique was first used. It seems to have originated in the second half of the nineteenth century.