Kassandra and the small owl 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.
In Greek mythology, the owl (Athene Noctua) was one of the attributes of Athena (in Greek Αθηνά), goddess of wisdom, art and science. It became naturally the symbol of Athens (as Athina was the patroness of the city). The association between the goddess and the bird dates way back and Athina was very often represented with the owl perched on her arm. Athenian reproduced this little owl on their vases, merchant weights, some amphoreas (winner’s reward to the Panathenaic Games) and on ancient greek silver coins (the Tetradrachm). You can still find its representation on the Greek one-euro coin!