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P. O. Box 49671 Dayton, OH 45449
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Mola is the name of the mangnificient textile art of the Kuna Indians of San Blas, Panama. Our Company was named after these beautiful textiles. Infused with vibrant colors and authentic motifs, the products we collect are one of a kind. Handmade by the Kuna Artists using the traditional technique of reverse applique, our molas are original works of art that you will love to treasure for the years to come. We been passionate in collecting Panama Art for many years. My background has been influenced by my culture and by traveling back to my country "Panama". Perhaps, traveling to other countries in Central America and developing appreciation for culture, people and art. My husband was station in Panama but also serve duties in El Salvador and kept souvenirs from each country visited. I always had a desire to communicate with the world through art, to show you the beauty and the colourful textiles that addorn my country - make my culture rich and vibrant. Creativity and learning has always been part of my life. I truly love and appreciate the Kunas intricate indigenous art "The Molas". I want this art to allow the viewer experience a cultural awakening. That when the viewer look for the first time at the molas, the kuna art will immediately captivate people's eyes & heart. A perfect gift for any occasion: Christmas gift, Birthday, Wedding, Group Party, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. Rita has an incredible passion for handmade art, She love quilting with molas, decorating my home and creating different craft/sewing projects. Rita has featured the Kuna Mola Art in galleries, artshows, Schools, Universities, PGA Tournament (Bell South-Golf), Books, Magazine, Cruises Brochures (Holland America Line), museum, in retail shops, she has share with others the love of mola art within and outside of the sate of Ohio.

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Our beautiful mola fabrics are infused with vibrant colors, embroidery and cultural-traditional motifs, every mola we collect is authentic and one of a kind, they are like no other textiles in the world. Handmade by the Kuna Artists using the traditional technique of reverse applique, our molas are original works of art that will captivate your eyes and heart.

We been passionate in collecting Panama Art for many years.

Art has inspired my life, is my every day light, through these Textile Arts I see the beauty, colors and value of my culture.
I have embrace every opportunity I have, to show you the beauty of my country "Panama" with the art that bring such a pleasure to others and myself.
I am a native of Panama and I always being around Molas, and close relation with art has always been a passion of mine. I spent part of my life collecting art from Panama.

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