Molas, made of labyrinth-like geometric designs as well as animal and plant guardians, are important for protecting against negative forces. This is a tradition that has been passed down by the elders of the Tule Kuna community.
The Tule Women create Molas by cutting and sewing designs into layers of colorful fabric. The Mola is traditionally worn by women, using an identical Mola on the front and back of their torso as protection not only for themselves but also for their whole family. Molas transmit love, peace, tranquility, and fraternity among all beings in nature, including animals and plants. The bright colors are very important to emanate joy and love.
Mola measures approximately 9 inches in circumference and can be removed from the embroidery hoop if desired for other use.
Artisan Group: Artesanías Tule Kuna is made up of women artisans from the Ipkikuntiwala reservation located in the northwestern coastal region of Colombia close to the border of Panama. These women are the grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, and wives that carry the ancestral legacy of the Tule Kuna culture through the woven wisdom of the Mola.