Penelope and the Minoan Bull 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.
The Minoan bull is inspired by ancient Cretan civilisation. Bull theme were very present in those times. As a matter of fact, bull-images are represented in numerous artworks such as painted vases, bas-reliefs, frescoes). There was also an “entertainment” performed by acrobats that consisted by somersaults and handstands over and across the back of the bull. A kind of aerial performance that must have surely been excessively dangerous! In mythology too, bulls are quite often quoted. The most known myth probably been the Minotaur! Here come the King Minos, Theseus, Ariadne and the fantastic labyrinth of Daedalus. Each Greek myth has so many stories in one!