Kassandra and the anemones bag
This small handbag is just what you need to walk around during your summer. Small but roomy enough to take with you all the necessary! The Kassandra bag measures roughly 22 x 37 cm (don’t forget it’s handmade!) and has a handy outside 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.
Let’s all have happy days strolling in the sun!
DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH
Cassandra or Kassandra (in Greek Κασσάνδρα) was a princess of Troy, daughter of the King Priam and Queen Hecuba. She was a beautiful woman with curly brown hair and dark eyes. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but after receiving it she broke her promise to give herself to him. To punish her, Apollo cursed her that though she would see the futur, nobody would never believes her predictions. In modern usage Cassandra metaphor (Cassandra “syndrome”, “complex”, phenomenon” …) is used when someone’s valid warnings or concerns are disbelieved by others.
The myth of Adonis
Adonis was a very handsome man and the mortal lover of the goddess Aphrodite (and not only!). Ares, god of war, who was also Aphrodite’s lover and was very jealous of Adonis, decided to get revenge on him. During a hunt in which the young man participated, Ares sent a wild boar to attack him, hurting him mortally. Leaning over the dead body, Aphrodite was sobbing and her tears, mingled with the blood of her lover and the ground give birth to a plant : the Anemone or the Adonis Blooddrops (The ancients confused the two flowers, so, depending on the source of the myth it’s either one or the other).
The myth of the nymph Anemone
Anemone was a nymph loved by Zephyr, god of West Wind. Eventually the couple got caught by Zephir’s wife, Chloris, who got her revenge on her husband by transforming Anemone into a flower. It is said that Zephyr lost interest for the nymph then. But another god, felt in love with her flower shape, Boreas, the god of the North Wind.