Abstract Molas

Most people are familiar with pictorial molas. But older, traditional molas often feature abstract designs – or highly stylized renderings of beings or objects. This small mola, from the blouse of a young girl, features an abstracted image of a turtle. One mola collector we know has a saying, “If you can’t decipher the image on a mola, look for a turtle!” This example was collected by Bob and Marianne Huber, some time between 1968 and 1972.

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