Two Men Mola (sold)

Two Men Mola (Sold)

This high quality hand-stitched vintage mola depicts two men facing each other, each with one arm raised. They are surrounded by swirling symbols, and something with five branches between them.
I believe that this design is from a poster about a boxing or wrestling match. If that is the case, the five-branched figure between them is the referee. The symbols around the competitors may be inspired by letter shapes. Many of the mola artists were not literate and used letters as design elements without thinking of them as letters. Or those may represent the ropes around the ring.