Kassandra and the evil eyes bag

39.00

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.

We ship them in a cute storage bag in cotton (our way to avoid plastic packaging!). 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 all have happy days strolling in the sun!

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

DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH

Creamy WhiteCreamy WhiteSky BlueSky Blue
Clear
You can machine wash your bag at 30° or by hand
Wash it alone or with similar colors
 
No bleach, No tumble, No ironing

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 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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