I’m Miriam, the creator and founder of Papermolas. I design art inspired by molas, a textile art form from the Guna Indians of Panama and Colombia. Born and raised in Panama, I felt disconnected from my culture when I moved to the U.S. and while looking for a special gift for close friends and not able to find it, Papermolas was born. I’d like to share a little bit of Panamanian culture with the world with my art, by combining it with everyday objects, animals or landmarks of places I’ve lived in and putting them on things we may use every day.