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Rugs and Textiles470 of 728Lanamar by Karastan 9' by 12' rug, circa 1940'sVintage Needlepoint Abstract / Framed and Signed / Circa 1978
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Posted 4 years ago


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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


  1. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Lovely and cheerful.. well saved!...:-)
  2. too_much_stuff, 4 years 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

    I identified another on CW a few weeks back here:

    so you will the same info I stated duplicated.
    Hope this helps.
  3. j74j, 4 years 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, 4 years 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.

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