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Latin American

Here, we give you a sample and brief description of the various different fabrics we work with to design our unique artwear, as well as how to care for the fabrics.  The samples shown here are not necessarily still in stock; rather serve as examples to give you an idea of each type of fabric.  We are constantly scouting out new unique and stunning fabrics for future artwear to keep things fresh and exciting!  You can check back frequently on our SHOP! page to see new fabrics we are offering for our CUSTOMIZABLE pieces...

 

PANAMANIAN MOLA:

This fabric forms part of the traditional garb of the women of the Kuna indigenous community of Panama. In Dulegaya, the Kuna's native language, "mola" means "shirt" or "clothing". The mola originated with the tradition of Kuna women painting their bodies with geometrical designs, using available natural colors; in later years these same designs were woven in cotton.  The finished product is created by laying various pieces of cloth (each a different color), one on top of the other, then cutting down through the layers, forming primitive designs of natural figures or geometric concepts, and then sewing the layers together with incredibly small and perfect stitching.

Care Instructions:

Preferably hand wash or dry clean.

 

ANDEAN PRINT:

This cotton fabric originates from the Andean region of South America; namely Peru and Bolivia.  The fabric comes in a variety of different base colors, with multi-colored accents depicting scenes of nature and of everyday life.

Care Instructions:

Machine washable.  Tumble dry low.