in ‘The Magic Flute’, opera by Wolfgang A. Mozart, this story about good and evil, Sarastro is the high priest of the temple preserving the power-bestowing sevenfold sun circle. Symbol of the light, he represents the enlightened sovereign who rules according to principles based on reason, wisdom, and nature. After many twists and turns in the story, the light overcomes the night and goodness triumphs.
see the symbol of the light and the surrounding sunrays in the pattern of the mittens?
the center motif of the mittens can be found in Leslie Stanfield’s book ‘The New Knitting Stitch Library’.