Calypso and the little donkeys bag

79.00

Here we are! Finally in the nature!

The Calypso bag, with its large and colourful straps (66 cm long & 7 cm large) is very roomy! It measures roughly 39 x 44 cm (don’t forget it’s handmade) and has an inside pocket.
Fulfill your new bag and enjoy your outside leisures.

Our patterns are printed on a 100% polyester canvas that makes the bags strong and steady. All our bags are fully lined with a 100% cotton fabric.

We ship them in a cute storage bag in cotton (our way to avoid plastic emballage!). You can use it either to keep your bag out of the daily dust, either to store other stuff, or even put it inside your bag like a closed pouch!

Let’s relax and enjoy fresh air!

Take a look at our collection of beach towels & pareos! You will discover some matching patterns!

DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH

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You can machine wash your bag at 30° or by hand
Wash it alone or with similar colors
 
No bleach, No tumble, No ironing

Calypso (in Greek Καλυψώ) was a nymph, according to many sources daughter of the Titan Atlas. in Homer’s Odyssey, she is the one who kept Odysseus prisoner on her island for 7 years. Odysseus was desperate to get back home and see his wife again. The Goddess Athena, his divine counselor, calls upon her father Zeus, King of all the gods, for help. Zeus sent his messager, Hermes, to ask Calypso to set free Odysseus for it wasn’t his destiny to live with her forever. She was a goddess and he was a mortal. The nymph had no choice but to let him go and so provided him food and materials for a raft and let him continue his journey home.

I chose to draw “Donkeys” (in Greek Γάιδαρος) pattern for one simple reason: I really love this animal! Who can resist their large ears and so sweet deep eyes?

The Greek donkey breeds are the Arcadian (from Peloponnese), the Ellinikon (meaning the greek) and the Cyprus. Donkeys had a proeminent role in Greece’s customs and traditions. They were a great help to human activity, specially in mountainous regions (which cover 80% of the country!). Even if the number of donkeys has very much diminished in the last 70 years, you can still meet them on many greek islands and in the countryside all over the country, for agriculture or for transporting goods, specially in places where vehicles are not allowed. Donkeys, as all animals, deserve respect and good treatment.

Enjoy our sweet donkeys bags during your sunny days!

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