Penelope and the deer bag
Be classy with this colourful bag to be carried either on your shoulder or by hand (42 cm straps). Use it like a stylish tote bag and have it with you in all your daily activities! It measures roughly 41 x 36 cm (don’t forget it’s handmade!) and has an inside pocket and a funny textile fish hanging on one of the strap.
Our motifs 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 have beautiful & active days!
DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH
Penelope (in Greek Πηνελόπη) was the wife of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, the main character Homer’s Odyssey. She is known for her patience and fidelity, as she waited 20 years for the return of her husband, steadfastly deflecting the 108 suitors asking her hand in marriage. She used many tricks to delay her suitors expectations. One of which was to weave a burial shroud for Odysseus’s elderly father declaring she will choose a suitor when this task has finished. But every night she would partly undo the work she done during the day.
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.