One of my favorite exhibits at Salon Pour l'Amour du Fil 2015 in Nantes, France was a jaw-dropping display of molas by Japanese artist Fumiko Nakayama.
Molas are typically made in South America, particularly in Panama and Colombia. They are traditionally part of Kuna women's clothing, and also made as small panels and sold in the tourist trade. I spotted one in a Portland antiques shop, and it reminded me that I wanted to do a blog post about Fumiko's work.
|framed mola in a local antiques shop in Portland, Oregon|