Nausicaa and the deer bag

79.00

Beach, swimming pool, sea, park, forest, mountain! In one word, it’s summer!

With the Nausicaa bag we really enjoy our days off. Very roomy, roughly 45 x 56 cm (don’t forget it’s handmade!), with handles 38 cm and a large inside pocket.
Fill it with what you need & what you love for happy sunny days!

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 (colour may vary)

We ship them in a cute storage bag in cotton (our idea 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 enjoy holidays season!

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

DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH

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

Nausicaa (in Greek Ναυσικά, her name literally means “burner of ships” (… well, that’s a bit weird) is another character of Homer’s Odyssey. She was a princess of Phaeacia, last destination of Odysseus 10-year journey (remember, he needed another 10-year to finally arrived in Ithaca). Nausicaa helped Odysseus by providing him clothes (He was naked…but that’s another story!), food and drink. To avoid any rumours lest they are seen together, she counseled him to go alone to the palace of her father Alcinous and to ask for hospitality. While at Alcinous court Odysseus recounted much of what had happened to him during these past few years and the King provided him a new ship. According to Aristotle, Nausicaa later married Telemachus the son of Odysseus!

Artemis, goddess of forests and hills, is often depicted accompanied by a deer or a doe. Since childhood, Artemis wanted to be a huntress (and a midwife!). Her father Zeus, king of gods, granted her six wishes. One of those, which interests us right now, was to rule the mountains. Growing, she spent her girlhood seeking out the things she needed to become a huntress. She visited Pan, god of the wildlife, shepherds and flocks. He gave her seven female and six male dogs. She then captured six golden-horned deer to pull her chariot. She also got her silver (or gold!) bow and arrows made by the Cyclopes themselves.

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