I created the Yuletide Shopping Guide in part because Yule is one of my favorite times of year. The guide features items polytheists would enjoy seeing in their homes or under their tree this yuletide. All with the hope of spreading some holiday cheer in a difficult year by finding items that can help feed our devotions within our polytheistic traditions, but also to hopefully along the way lift up some of the artisans in our midst too. So far I’ve included resources for crafters, makers, and DIYers: cookie cutters, crafting molds, fabric (Mesoamerican, Egyptian, Greek, Northern Europe), machine embroidery designs, cross-stitch and embroidery patterns, as well as knitting and crochet patterns. I’ve also highlighted some items on a Krampus theme. I’ve spotlighted items you can use to deck the halls and trim the tree.
Greco-Roman themed products relevant to devotees of Cultus Deorum and Hellenismos. There were some artists and artisans who offered a range of product across pantheons, or whose work focuses on a tradition that I didn’t have enough items to spotlight on it’s own. So I highly recommend that you carefully peruse the spotlighted artists and artisans in my miscellaneous Part 1, & Part 2. You will find offerings encompassing a vast array of traditions: Norse, Slavic, Celtic, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Hindu, Polynesian, Mesoamerican, Minoan, Assyrian, Sumerian, Welsh, Asian, Native American/Inuit, and more!
Yesterday, I featured the first installment of products relevant for devotees of Kemetism (Egyptian Polytheism). Today I will be sharing with you the second installment of goods.
Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, DeeEgypt is a shop that sells everything Egyptian, with a lot of jewelry, deity statuary and more. Items range from cheaply made reproductions, to more unique and premium products. There’s a few items that I feel are extra special: a Bastet sistrum, a hand-painted brass and copper altar with depictions of various deities (including Isis, Osiris, Horus, Set), a Thoth clock, a wooden carved gods boat, and an Anubis tealight oil burner.
SummitCollection’s WeEgyptians are hand painted cold cast resin figures of the Kemetic Gods and Goddesses, as well as a few other items related to ancient Egyptian culture. The artistic style of these figures would appeal to most children.
Metropolitan Museum Gift Shop
New York’s Metropolitan Museum Gift Shop has an array of goodies on offer: Horus jewelry with earrings and a coordinating necklace. Plus this Horus enamel pin makes a great stocking stuffer too! Looking for something for the kids? How about some huggable Gods to be their protector and friend! You can find both Bastet and Anubis plush toy.
British Museum Gift Shop
The British Museum Gift Shop has the same Anubis, and Bastet plush toys that the New York’s Metropolitan Museum also offers. There’s a hippopotamus (an animal sacred to Tarewet) ornament , and there’s a cat (an animal sacred to Bastet) ornament. You can find a range of statuary, but these pewter statues of Anubis, Horus, Osiris and Bastet are affordable. There’s also a blue Bes statue and Bastet Bookends. Plus even more in their shop.
Next up are products of interest for Northern Tradition polytheism. Until then make sure to peruse the previous entries in the Yuletide Shopping Guide as there is a range of items relevant to Kemetics scattered throughout.
Recently I posted that because 2020 has been a challenging year I was putting together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. Starting with resources for our crafters, makers and DIYers. So far I’ve spotlighted cookie cutters, craft molds and fabric with Mesoamerican connections.
Pay attention to the product listings, as there are multiple options for fabric, sometimes options for wallpaper. For those who aren’t crafty, sometimes there’s also options for purchasing finished goods (tablecloths, pillowcases, curtains and more) made with the fabric pattern.
In some ways Kemetics are incredibly fortunate in the amount of surviving historical sources from both the archaeological record and ancient manuscripts. There is so much rich artistic depictions already existing for the Gods and Goddesses of their pantheon. Some of these fabrics are direct inspiration and variations of those ancient sources, but some are creative nods and touches to the past.
Pennycandy has a small pattern collection with different variations of hieroglyphics, accompanied by a range of coordinating fabric patterns including a lotus motif.
Marchhare features some really great children’s designs of the Egyptian Gods (Isis, Bastet, Ma’at, Horus, Osiris, Anubis, and Hathor) altogether in one adorable pattern, or individually in a cut-and-sew plushie style.
Raveneve offers an array of colorful prints inspired from Egyptian archaeology. Among the patterns you can find gods featured such as Anubis, Mut, Ma’at, Amun, Thoth, Osiris, Horus and more. There’s far more patterns than what you see represented here. The shop link (above) will take you to all the artist’s Egyptian themed fabrics, except for the Bastet design.
Pond Ripple offers a selection of Egyptian themed fabrics, including some fabric patterns where you can find featured Isis, Horus, Anubis, and Ma’at. There’s also some renderings of geometric patterns, or connected animals to complement the Gods.
Rainjule has a variety of Egyptian themed fabrics, including patterns featuring Osiris, Isis, Nuit, Nephthys and Horus.
Designer Milva-art has a coordinating mini Egyptian fabric design collection. Among the patterns you can find Anubis, Thoth, Bastet, Horus and more. Plus there’s hieroglyphics, and an art deco inspired lotus pattern.
Wren_Leyland has a lotus pattern in a variety of sizes, and colors. She also has another collection called Ancient Stone. In it there is Egyptian Hieroglyphics pattern in various colors. To find all the variants you’ll need to scroll through a few pages of the collection. And while not Egyptian, there is also a Sumerian cuneiform pattern in various colors too within the collection.
CJLDesigns has an Egyptian themed pattern collections with coordinating fabrics, many which would work great as borders, or used as stripes in projects.
Designer Analinea presents to us a Lotus Motif in various colors and sizes, plus one variant with the scarab.
LouiseHenderson gives us a couple of options with Isis and Anubis, as well as another ancient Egyptian themed fabric with Horus spotlighted too.
In addition to the artist fabric collections above, we also have a number of other designs by artists too.
- Bastet with Ankh
- A different take on a Bastet cut-and-sew plushie
- Bastet and multicolored geometric design in a stripe
- Egyptian Gods miniaturized in a cute repeating pattern
- Isis and Osiris
- Eye of Horus
- Horus in Flight (various sizes)
- Horus, with complimentary fabrics including Ibis and Lotus motifs
- Symbols of ancient Egypt (color variations)
- A collection of Egyptian hieroglyphics in a range of colors
There were numerous links and a bunch of copy/pasting, so please let me know if somehow I made a mistake. If there’s something you think I should spotlight in the yuletide shopping guide, please contact me and let me know. Up next, even MORE fabric resources for DIYers.
I have a new prayer card (in progress) for the Kemetic Goddess Nephthys (Nebet-Het). She is the wife of Set, Mother of Anubis, Sister to Isis and a lovely Goddess Who cares for the dead. I have the image for the card, but I do not yet have a prayer.
So, for the next week, until November 10 ( at 9pm EST to be exact), I am running a little agon. I am inviting readers to submit prayers to Nephthys. Prayers should be between 25 and 30 lines long (they can be shorter but they need to fit on a 2 1/2 x 4 inch prayer card, so longer is often problematic) and can be submitted to me at krasskova at gmail.com. Just put “Nephthys” in the subject line.
Once the agon closes, I’ll use divination to determine which prayer is the “winner” and the author of that prayer will receive a copy of my Sekhmet novena book (if you already have it, you can request a different novena book, but that is the only one I have to One of the Neteru) and a dozen of the cards once they’re printed. Each contributor will receive a prayer card of his or her choice (include mailing address and let me know which card you want when you submit your prayer).
I don’t have a devotional practice to Nephthys, and I always feel it’s best when prayers for these cards are written by people who do have a relationship with the Deity in question. So, I’m reaching out to you for help. Here is the card, originally mixed media on Arches Watercolor Paper.
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