Atens Disk and Ankh Amulet Bag Pattern
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Aten's Disk and Ankh - Amulet Bag or Small Tapestry
Akhenaten tried to unite his people under one God, the Aten. This inspired king of Egypt introduced the Aten as a symbol of the Creative Force in the universe, a God having no physical image. A solar disk, which projected many downward rays ending in human hands or Ankhs, served as a representation of the one God worthy of worship. You can make this pattern into a reversible bag that uses only seven colors of Delicas, and has Aten's Disk on one side and a reproduction of a 16th dynasty Ankh on the other. An alternate application would be to bead it as a small tapestry. The pattern includes graphs with symbols, material list, color legend, and two word charts-one for beading the piece as flat peyote, and the other for beading it as tubular peyote. Easy to bead for those who know peyote, this is a beginner's project. The strap and fringe for the bag is your choice instructions for neither of these are included. Although the flat word map is for the peyote stitch, beaders can use brickstitch or Comanche stitch and the graph to create this bag.
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Pattern only: $8.00