mola (Blouse)

About this object

History of use

This mola was worn by a child.

Cultural context

everyday

Physical description

Small cotton short sleeved blouse with a wide neck. The upper portion of the blouse consists of cream fabric with black trim on the sleeves and a red band near the neck. The torso portion has a mola (an appliqué panel) on the front and back with a bird in green, blue, purple, pink, yellow, orange and black on a red ground. The bottom edge is bordered with a pleated cream band.