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Hu Nab Ku-The Celestial Butterfly Mola Style

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The Hu Nab Ku glyph, a Yin/Yang-ish spiraling symbol of Balance and Harmony, represents an ancient Mayan god of creation and the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy. This God fills us with Intelligent Energy and ushers us into the Age of Consciousness, which, according to the Mayan calendar, begins on December 21,2012.

The Maya constructed several detailed calendars and these calendars reflected cycles of the Earth and humanity itself. After each cycle of 5,125 years, the “universe takes a deep breath and begins again”, and according to the Maya Long Count Calendar, humanity is posed on the edge of a great unfolding of Balance and Understanding. Many have called this the Age of Aquarius, but the Maya called it the Age of Itza—Age of Consciousness. Some interpretations have set the Winter Solstice of 2012 as the time marking a gateway to the galaxies where Hu Nab Ku—the great mover—will pulse and fill us all with Intelligent Energy.

The Hu Nab Ku symbol is also called the Galactic Butterfly, which is said to represent all of the consciousness that has ever existed in this galaxy. This is all of our physical ancestors human, animal, reptile, fish,plants as well as the Consciousness which organized all of the raw material from a whirling spiral disk into stars, then planets, and finally solar systems. This concept was so vast to the Maya that they had no way to symbolize it until they chose the Butterfly as it's avatar.

Using one of these symbols is very powerful as it broadcasts your reaching to actively join the awakening consciousness of our Galaxy.

I used the Hu Nab Ku as the focal point of my entry in the Paganteam Challenge for September because of the Equinox being a Balance between Night and Day, Light and Dark.
Being Artisans, Parents, Partners, Spouses, Children, Caretakers, Bosses all require a balancing act.

You get both Hu Nab Ku flags. They're about 12 Inches by 9 Inches and will fit on a 1/4 Inch Dowel.

They're made of Felt, Polyester Satin Ribbon, and Poly/Cotton Blend Fuzzy Wired Ribbon in Opposing Colours of Orange and Blue done in a Mola Style. The Satin Ribbons are printed with Butterflies to accompany the Celestial Butterfly theme. The Fuzzy Ribbons contrast with the Satin Ribbons...Just like the Yin and Yang contrast and balance each other.

A Mola is a style of Reverse Applique done by the Kuna people of the San Blas Islands of Panama. It's hard work though and this way my first attempt at this artform...My StepMother is from Panama so it's sort of an homage to her also.

This shop features TRUE molas, which are exquisite pieces of artwork.

Hu Nab Ku-The Celestial Butterfly Mola Style


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  • Materials: felt, glue, satin ribbon, fuzzy ribbon
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