Nausicaa and the sirens bag
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).
Let’s enjoy holidays season!
DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH
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!
In the greek mythology, the sirens (in greek Σειρήνα) were cruel creatures, half women, half birds, who lured the sailors with their enchanting singing voices to shipwreck them on their rocky islands…. to finally devour them! We do understand why it’s better to avoid them or to take measures as had done our beloved hero Odysseus. First he plugged the ears of his sailors with beeswax. Then, because he was very curious to hear the song of the sirens… he ordered his men to tie him tightly to the mast and not to release him no matter how much he begged them, until they passed by the fatal coast. Thanks to these subterfuges, Odysseus and his crew crossed the mortal zone safely.