Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of King Tut’s tomb sparked an Egyptian revival that captured the imagination of architects, authors, film producers and fashion designers worldwide. Many decorative collectibles of this period reflect an Egyptian influence.
This is a free form Irish crochet motif that I created to depict the Eye of Horos, the Egyptian sun god depicted with the head of a falcon. Also, the Eye of Ra; a feminine counterpart to the masculine Egyptian sun god, who is equated by a sun disk called “Aten”. Since many Irish lace patterns originate in the early 20th century, I think it’s important to create motifs familiar to that era.