I adore the Mola Designs created by the Kuna women of Panama
see image above.
I have this dream of creating a whole garment made in with this reverse applique technique.
Most Mola are 14" x 19" panels worn as front and back panels attached to blouses. The outfit is completed with a wrap around skirt. For basic instructions for this art check out http://thorup.com/makeamola.html for more images like the one above check out http://www.galenfrysinger.com/mola_panama.htm