Electra and the evil eyes bag

49.00

With its long shoulder straps (76 cm long), the Electra bag is ideal when you want to keep your hands free! Carry it on your shoulder and walk with style through your busy day. It measures roughly 29 x 41 cm (don’t forget it’s handmade!) and has an inside pocket.

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 fill our days with happy vibes!

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

Electra (in Greek Ηλέκτρα) is the main character of two major ancient Greek tragedies, by Sophocles and by Euripides. Her father was the King Agamemnon and her mother the Queen Clytemnestra of Mycenae. Even if some details can differ from a play to another, the basic story is that the Queen Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered the King Agamemnon upon his return from the Trojan war. Electra and her young brother Orestes were absent of Mycenae when this happened. When they return, Electra saved the life of her brother threatened by the two murderers by sending him away. A few years later, at the age of 20, Orestes returned and with the help of his sister avenged their father’s death by killing their mother and her lover.

The eye-like symbols are widely spread in the mediterranean culture. In Greece, they already existed in ancient times, as for example on either side of vessel’s bow. The idea is to use the eye symbol as a talisman or amulet to protect against the evil eye (in Greek μάτι, mati). The evil eye is not necessarily given by someone wishing you harm but it also can be the result of admiration! So, some Greeks prevent the evil eye by saying (in Greek φτου, ftou) after complimenting you, for the evil eye not to affects you. Now, no need to believe or not in this tradition to love this colourful pattern.

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