Share your favorites on Show & Tell

A favorite from Mom's Linens closet.

In Rugs and Textiles > Show & Tell.
Rugs and Textiles120 of 382Quilted runner? Why would it be only 36" wide?Vintage Needlepoint Abstract / Framed and Signed / Circa 1978
4
Love it
0
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
sarahoffsarahoff loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 1 year ago

Email

j74j
(1 item)

I saved this piece from my Mom's Linen closet from being donated to a thrift store. I loved the colors, also I was curious about how it was made. I don't know much about it. Mom was no longer with us, and she would have been able to tell me more about it. I think I will have it framed.

Mystery Solved

Comments

  1. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Lovely and cheerful.. well saved!...:-)
  2. too_much_stuff, 1 year ago
    Pretty sure this is an example of a Molas

    ""In the west, when we refer to molas, we are talking about intricately patterned “reverse appliqué” textiles produced by the Kuna women of Central America and worn as blouses, though to the Kuna, mola simply means any piece of cloth."

    more info here
    http://visualculture09.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/molas-a-traditional-contemporary-art-form/

    I identified another on CW a few weeks back here:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/86630-strange-unknown-quilting-needlework

    so you will the same info I stated duplicated.
    Hope this helps.
  3. j74j, 1 year ago
    Thank You, "too_much_stuff".The article explains how the "Molas" are made, and my mystery is now solved. Thank you for your time.
  4. too_much_stuff, 1 year ago
    I would like to say, I think this geometric pattern is much more interesting than the typical animal or human patterns.
    Glad I could help.
    Sincerely

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.