Kinich Ahau

A just in time for Christmas vacation MKAL, great for friends as a gift that they can play with.  Kinich Ahau began with a lovely, original feather and fan pattern I'd designed.  After putting it into a triangular shape I realized that it would make a wonderful multi colored shawl.  When I saw the second color knit up, I knew the name of the color, Seascape, and knew that it had to be from the Mayan's... hence it fell to their sun god Kinich Ahau.  :-) This is not color work, rather changing the colors to blend them and make stripes.

Our Fairy Medium sock so that we can play with color, 2-20g, 2-50g and 1-100g for a total of 1160 yards.  75/25 sw merino/nylon this is a soft, lofty base that works up nicely into shawls.

Some lovely things for you this time around.

Our sun god was offered up the best of the best and so we have gemstones of the earth for you. Kits will include the double faced lobster project fob which has a Mayan calendar on one side and a Mayan glyph on the other side. A sun god of course for the small lobster, a Mayan budha loop and 4 loops of gemstones.  Some are single, others are double, all are different, please let us choose.-

Yeah I know... toe ring? really!  LOL but I had to.  LOOK at it?  It screamed Mayan to me and so I had to include it here. It's REAL copper and brass, and rather large but you can wear it on your thumb if you choose, or pop it onto a strap and allow yarn to flow through it.  Portuguese knitting pin anyone?

The focal of the necklace is 1.75" across on an 18" gold tone chain and the earring hoops are gold tone steel.

Our little Mayan dude along with the Budha fits nicely on this wee 3.5 inch bookmark.  I love that it's sooo small, these will fit well into the crook of a book and not fall out.

The first 10 or so people to order will receive this shawl holder.  When you stick both ends through, the shawl will not move off of your shoulders until you take it off. Please allow us to choose which one you recieve.

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Kit 1 contains everything including necklace and 15% discount
Kit 2 contains yarn and stitch markers

EXTRAS outside USA shipping and needles found here


Kinich Ahau (K'inich Ajaw) is the 16th-century Yucatec name of the Maya sun god, designated as God Gwhen referring to the codices. In the Classic period, God G is depicted as a middle-aged man with an aquiline nose, large square eyes, cross-eyed, and a filed incisor in the upper row of teeth. Usually, there is a k'in 'sun'-infix, sometimes in the very eyes. Among the southern Lacandons, Kinich Ahau continued to play a role in narrative well into the second half of the twentieth century.
The Sun God is associated with an aquatic eastern paradise,[5] where he can assume the shape of a chimerical water bird,[6] or be shown as a young man, paddling a canoe.[7] Such imagery could suggest lyric religious poetry comparable to the Aztec evocations of a 'flower paradise' (Taube).

Ancestral solar kings

The sun deity can be shown as a king (ajaw) seated high on a throne cushion (as on the famous, narrative 'Rabbit Vase' from Naranjo), or as a ruler carrying the bicephalic 'ceremonial bar'. Inversely, the Maya king is repeatedly assimilated to the sun deity. The emblematic double-bird of the early Copan king, Yax K'uk' Mo' 'Great Quetzal-Parrot', shows the head of the sun deity within its beaks. Ancestral Maya kings assimilated to the sun deity were sometimes depicted while vertically descending from the zenith (as on Takalik Abaj stela 2 and Tikal stela 31). Particularly in Yaxchilan, the ancestral king is seated within a solar cartouche, his wife in a lunar crescent. The solar aspect of a king often seems to imply apotheosis and life after death.


Hieroglyphically, the sun god is the patron of the day-unit (k'in 'day, sun'), the month of Yaxk'in 'Dry season', and the number Four (in parallel with the day Ahau).

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