mola (Blouse Panel)

About this object

History of use

Blouse panels

Physical description

Reverse appliqué cotton blouse panel or mola that is precise and finely stitched. The design consists of a large central manta ray with two smaller mantas on either side. All of the mantas have white eyes, are detailed with black rectangular-like shapes; they are green outlined in orange with yellow, pink, purple, green, blue and white detailing. The ground is black with black, orange, green, blue and purple stripes. One side is edged with a thick orange fabric border while the opposite side has black. The panel has a red fabric backing. Two edges are raw.