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Maya Glyph Jewelry
BolaTies-Pendants
Glyph Rings
Pendant Gifts
Bracelets

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Earrings
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Ordering

 

Call or email Jim for orders... JimLutz@bolaman.com or call 512-272-5170

Maya Calendar Round - Birthdates/Anniversary Date Pendants


Maya Birthdate Pendants in sterling silver
from the Maya Calendar Round...
$118 silver fee...
Pendants come on a leather cord shown above.
Sterling silver chains available.
Engraved...To...Love....etc.(as requested.)

Maya Calendar Date Birthdate/Anniversary Date Earrings
in sterling silver...$118
...available in gold....

Calendar date glyphs can also be purchased on my hand made charm bracelet or on a bola tie as shown below.

Maya Birthdate
Bracelet...$275

Shown above with
carnelian stones.

This requires a
determination of proper
size of the band.
Email me at...
JimLutz@BolaMan.com



Maya glyph
date on Bola tie

Bola tie comes on
a hand hammered
US silver 50 cent piece background with a black leather braided cord and sterling silver tips...$195
...What's a BolaTie?...

The Maya Calendar Round Date

The Maya were astronomers...The Calendar Round is a 52 year cycle of days represented by a combination of two glyphs, a day and separate month glyph. Each glyph has a bar/dot number to the left. The two numbered glyphs combined represent a specific day within the 52 year cycle. The Calendar Round date is available as a pendant, earrings or as a bracelet as shown. Each is available in sterling silver or gold. Prices shown are pendants in sterling silver. Postage/insurance charges are added during online purchase.
You supply Jim with the specific birthdate/anniversary date or other significant date to be represented.

Calendar Date Glyph Bracelet
You can order the maya calendar date glyphs on a sterling silver handmade charm link bracelet.


All glyphs are available in gold and sterling silver. Prices shown are for glyphs in sterling silver.

Visit a Maya Date Calculator (See the 7th - 8th frame for the 52 year cycle Calendar Round date). Information about the cosmos from a Maya perspective can be found at Maya Astronomy.


Maya Glyphs...added to a handmade charm bracelet.

This hand made sterling silver link charm bracelet is available with or without glyphs. The handmade link bracelet alone is available for $98... The above maya glyphs can be ordered separately or in a set. Individual pendant glyphs shown above listed individually below. Sterling silver glyphs $48 unless otherwise marked.

 
Connie - ka na ee ya

Writing Your Name with Maya Glyphs

Just as we use letters for sounds representing the writing of our names, maya glyphs can be used to represent the syllables of our language...
$124....Postage and insurance added.
Contact Jim for more information....JimLutz@bolaman.com



Maya Custom Glyph Rings ...more


A wedding
a beach....
barefeet....Belize
Congratulations!


Anniversary Dates
or Birthdate Glyphs

Contact Jim for Custom Orders.....JimLutz@BolaMan.com
512-272-5170

Chappelle style


Maya Long Count
Calendar Date Glyph Ring
Calendar Date Ring


Maya Way glyph
the animal companion spirit


Glyph design
13 Moon.com

 

Glyph Bracelets

The Maya World©

This link bracelet in sterling silver or gold includes (from left) the maya numeral for
the heavens (9), calendar day glyph, maya numeral for the earth (7), calendar month glyph,
maya numberal representing the underworld (13), and the maya glyph representing
the lord of the night for a specific birthday or anniversary date (glyphs 2&4). $325 in
sterling silver. Contact Jim for bead preference.


Custom bracelets

Maya....Hunab Ku

Quetzel in the Temple


Unique Maya Pendants
On each of these glyphs I engrave on the backside the maya/english name of the glyph...I can also personalize a gift by adding someones name..ie. "to...love"....each piece is signed and dated as well. Individual glyph pendants are generally $48 each plus postage in sterling silver. Also available in gold.
... Each pendant comes on a black leather cord. I accept Visa and MC credit cards...call with your order....512-272-5170...email for more information... JimLutz@bolaman.com



Pendant...a section of the Maya Tree of Life....Palenque....from the Temple of the Inscriptions 1969....photo by Jim
...size 2 1/2 " tall....with Guatemalan jade $225...

Maya Deer - Chij $48
Any of the glpyhs can be added to a keychain.....This is the maya deer glyph ... Deer surround
the woodlands around Austin Texas where I live in the country.


Graduation
Tzutz glyph on
silver background
with jade. $128

Tzutz - Graduation (Completion)

The tzutz glyph represents completion and often is used to represent graduation. The pendant to the left is available with a sterling silver or (right) copper background. The glyph parts are sterling and the stone is jade, the revered stone of the Maya.


Tzutz glyph on
copper background
with jade. $128.

Chocolate
Kakaw $48

Cocoa/Kakaw...
Many new world foods were introduced to Europe by the native americans. There are numerous glyphs demonstrating the Maya process of preparing and using the chocolate drink.

 

 

Kuh....the maya owl in sterling silver...$54

 

 


 

 

Example of a "framed" glyph available as a pin. Your choice of glyph could be presented in this manner. This framed glyph is the number one...It is silver and copper.
Zotz - The bat glyph. There are many depictions of the bat glyph. This is one of my favorites.
$46 plus postage.

 


Maya Kuk
Quetzal $48

 
All glyphs
available with unique
stones. Ask Jim.

Maya Kuk
The beautiful quetzal with the long, flowing colorful tailfeathers that are seen in the images of the headdresses of the maya..

 


Marriage glyph $46
Marriage glyph with Jade on sterling silver background...$125

Requested engraving added
to the back of a pendant.


Maya Cufflinks.... $110
Cufflinks can be made using many
of the glyphs on display.

 

 

 

Pixan - Soul and Good Fortune

This is a handsome and popular glyph for it's message and design. $48 plus postage.
Shown also with turquoise stone on silver background. $115...


 

Akot -Her Dance
Dance is important to all human cultures. It's probably our first form of artistic expression inseparable from our humanity. $58 with jade stone...
"To......with love........."

 

 

Huna -Her Book
This is available as a silver pendant ($46) or with jade bead or as shown with a copper background with a set jade stone. ($135) This is shown on a leather cord, silver chains are available. Postage to be added.

w/turquoise
on copper

Jaguar -Balam

The most potent Maya totem, kills only to eat, much less dangerous than the most destructive mammalian predator, man. Choose a stone set in a silver bezel.....Available with jade (as shown), black onyx,amethyst, turquoise....$58 plus postage.
 

 

 
Itz'at - Artist, sage

This is one of the more beautiful maya glyphs..the headgear may display tools of the art...A variety of stones can be chosen to this glyph as requested....shown with black onyx.....$58 plus postage.

 


Maya Moon Goddess - Rabbit in the Moon

It's interesting that the Maya and the ancient Chinese saw a rabbit in the moon and valued equally the beautiful and durable mineral Jade. ($46)




Ah Dz'ib - The Writer's (Scribe) Glyph

Writer's have always had their by-lines. Bead with each is jade. Cord is leather. Fabric cord is available. Sterling silver chains are available . I can engrave on the reverse the authors name and book or thesis title etc. ($46)


Maya Scribe
Silver with turquoise
on a silver or copper
background...$125


 


Teonanactyl in sterling
silver on copper or
silver background with
extra spirals $105...

Teonanactyl - God's Flesh - Magic Mushroom Glyph

This is the Aztec glyph for magic mushrooms. Each culture had a means of attaining a super - natural method of communications with their gods. One method employed by the Aztec was with the magic mushroom, Teonanactl. There is a god's eye or symbol of consciousness in the center of this glyph. $46 plus postage. Remember I engrave on the backside the name of each glyph, date and add...ie... "to.....love...." etc.


 

The Birth Glyph
I can engrave the name of the newborn or the birthday person on the backside of the glyph.

The name glyphs of newborn follow the birth glyph. This glyph on the left is known as the upended frog. A frog head facing upward. While a frog may or may not have been what the maya meant to represent, frogs are unique in that a human can witness the development of the frog from fertile egg to adult in a short period of time and is often used as a symbol for fertility and birth in many cultures. I can engrave the name and birthdate of newborn on the reverse of this glyph. A parent can wear this glyph while saving it for the child. I found this glyph in a decipherment reading by Linda Schele, UT Austin of Stelae 3 from Piedras Negras. ($46)(bottom left)...with copper background as shown on the right..There is a silver disc soldered to the backside where I engrave the info...($58) plus postage....

U Kab Panamil (Touch the Earth) also represent "to be born" and can be used as well to represent birth. In sterling silver $46...each available in gold.


touch the earth
u kab panamil... $46


The Maya Universe

#7 Heaven - #9 Earth - #13 Underworld

Each of these head profiles represent specific maya numerals, head variants of the maya numerals. There are 20 unique profiles for each number between 0 - 19. The numbers #9 representing the heavens, #7 the earth and # 13 the underworld, together they are The Maya Universe. These head profiles representing the heavens, earth and the underworld on a leather cord for $128 plus postage/insurance.

 

This was an interesting custom order for a maya link belt made in the Taos style. It includes the 20 (head variant) number glyphs below in addition to the two glyph sets representing a birthdate. All in sterling silver.

 


Head variants of the Maya Numerals

The head variants of the maya numerals© (0-19) Each of these maya head profiles represent a specific number from 0 - 19. They are used by the maya to record time intervals on the long count calendar which is their record of the total number of days since the beginning of the maya calendar in 3114 BC.
This is a 20 base system. These head numerals are found on the stelae at each of the maya ruins. Each glyph is available on a necklace or tie tack or earrings. I made these from drawings found in Michael Coe's book, Breaking the Maya Code which outlines our understanding of the maya culture and language based on explorations of the Maya in recent history. $48. (without stone) Postage and insurance in the US. is usually $4.00.

Maya Day Glyphs are available also. There is a 260 day cycle Sacred Calendar made up of 20 day glyphs each numbered between 1-13. I wax carve and cast in sterling silver your sacred calendar day which also is the top glyph represented in the Calendar Round shown above. I engrave your name and other appropriate info on the reverse. $48 Please add postage and taxes where applicable.



Tikal


Emblem glyphs of your favorite Maya places can be made in gold or silver.

 

I recently was asked the question....Why is there an image of a fish in the word for cocoa or chocolate?

The language of the maya was created over time from the verbal to the written as in all languages. The written language as well evolved over the centuries of Maya rule. The word for fish is "ka"......I presume the word for fish occurred in the verbal form very early on. As the Maya written language evolved over the centuries, other glyphs as well were used for the "ka" sound.

At any rate when written language was invented by the maya....early on pictographs were used for the words therefore a drawing of a fish was used for the word "ka.... or fish". Other glyphs as well could be used to represent the "ka" sound.

It's interesting that our word for cocoa apparently came directly from the maya word "kakaw"...as cocoa is indigenous of the "new world" and brought to Europe by the early spanish explorers..

As writing evolved pictographs weren't suitable for many sounds and other more abstract symbols took their place of sounds just as we use letters (symbols) for sounds rather than pictographs....the maya created their own set of symbols or glyphs to represent sounds. Just as any language that is in use is in a dynamic state, the verbal and written language of the Maya changed over the centuries of the Classic Maya era. There are often therefore many depictions of written language that differ from place to place and time to time.




Hunab Ku


Ordering Information

I wax carve and cast each glyph in sterling silver or gold as requested.... On the reverse I engrave the appropriate information about each glyph. I can add to the engraving an individuals name or ie. "To......Love....."etc.

Individual glyphs are generally $46. Some glyphs are slightly more due to silver weight.

Calendar Round dates (Birthdates/anniversary dates) are $98 plus metal fee($20 for Sterling silver). Available in sterling silver, white or yellow gold......and Sacred Calendar Day Glyphs are $46. (If ordering Calendar Round or Day glyphs I need your exact birthday, day-mon-yr.)

Writing Your Name With Maya Glyphs are $98 plus metal fee...($20.00 sterling silver, also available in white or yellow gold ).

The Maya World link bracelet consisting of CR date (5 glyphs and hand made chain) (your birthdate or anniversary date etc), lord of the night, head variants for the #7, 9 and 13 is $325.

The Maya charm bracelet handmade in sterling silver w/o glyphs is $68...Add $46 for each glyph added. Add $116 for your birthdate in maya glyphs (2 glyphs - includes silver fee).

Postage and insurance are added to the prices listed above. In Texas sales taxes where applicable.

Request more info from Jim at JimLutz@bolaman.com.

 

Please call or email to confirm prices before mailing a check.
Please call in a credit card number or send a check or money order to:

Jim Lutz/BolaMan
Quicksand Farm
14812 FM 973N
Manor, Texas 78653
(ph) 1-512-272-5170



Maya Resources

Click image to view short documentary. Children collect items for salvage from the dump outside Guatemala City, one of the largest dumps in the world.

Karen's Soy Nutrition Project ....Guatemala City

More than three hundred children of families living in Central America’s largest dump and landfill are now receiving good quality, nutritious foods every week. Click Image for more info...

Plenty International is one of the organizations making a difference in the lives of maya families in Central America. Help support them. A portion of the profit from my sales of maya glyph jewelry help support this endeavor organized by friends Tomas and Karen Heikkela who have had a long association with Plenty International....www.Plenty.org


University of Texas Maya Meetings


Remembering Maya Scholar Linda Schele, UTexas Maya Scholar and Author
View from the Temple of the Inscriptions - Palenque
Maya Shaman Ceremony in Guatemala for Linda Schele (Jul 98) (photo)
Video available - Edgewalker - A Conversation with Linda Schele

Dictionary of Maya Heiroglyphs ...created by John Montgomery
and available...courtesy of FAMSI, the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.

Maya Decipherment Weblog ...launched by Professor David Stuart, UT Austin

MesoWeb Articles...Current articles from Maya Academic Authors

 



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