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Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Morning Inspiration

Ahhh, my friends know me all too well. Last week a friend of mine forwarded this picture to me and said that she thought these boots looked like me. Well, she was right. One look at them and I wanted a pair. So the search was on. What a fun search it turned out to be. The boots are made by the most interesting company. You can find there website here. I just love what this company is doing. You can read all about the company and learn about the Molas that they use below.

Kuna Prints® the passion behind the fashion our unique line of ethical ECO-FASHION made of recycled Mola Fabrics. We design MOLA SHOES, Mola handbags and Mola accessories that shine with vibrant palettes and intricate patterns. The textiles used on Kuna Prints® are the traditional Kuna Mola textiles that are hand sewn and proudly worn by the Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands and Colombia. Our products are hand crafted and assembled by Colombian artisans. Our VEGAN SHOES, bags and accessories are fair trade and unique. All of our Kuna Prints® are as unique as your finger prints - no two are alike. When you purchase a product made with an authentic Mola you know that you own a handmade one of a kind artistic piece that will not be found anywhere else in the world. Enjoy!

About Molas

The Kuna women have the ancient tradition to make these quilt like "Mola" clothing with geometrical and zoomorphic designs. The Mola idea originated with the tradition of Kuna women painting their bodies with intricate designs, using available natural colors; in later years these same designs were woven in cotton and later still these were sewn using cloth bought from the European settlers.

The Artistry of a Mola Panel.

Molas are hand made using a reverse appliqué technique. Several layers of different-colored cloth (usually cotton) are sewn together; the design is then formed by cutting parts of each layer away. The edges of the layers are then sewn down; the finest Molas have extremely fine stitching made by using tiny needles.
Mola panels are normally made in pairs. The Kuna people believe that everything in the Universe comes in pairs just like a man and a woman each is similar but uniquely different. Usually there is a pair of Molas on a blouse one in the front and one in the back, these two Molas portray the same subject, look very much alike, but are different only on small details of the design and colors which makes them harmonize each other beautifully.

As unique as Your Fingerprints

We at Mama Shaman Imports strive to bring you only the finest and most unique products made with authentic Molas made by the Kuna Indians.
All of our Kuna Prints® are as unique as your finger prints - no two are alike. When you purchase a product made with an authentic Mola you know that you own a handmade one of a kind artistic piece that will not be found anywhere else in the world.
Enjoy!
And now for a little shoe fun, a fashion show of sorts. A little sampling of the shoes that Kuna Prints makes.








Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Rhonda




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3 comments:

  1. Those boots are amazing - so fun!

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  2. Those boots make my heart hurt! I am in love.

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  3. You are a temptress of the nth degree

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