Penelope and the octopuses bag
Be classy with this colourful bag to be carried either on your shoulder or by
hand (55 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 (with a snap button).
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.
We wrap it in a cute handmade 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!
DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH LOVE
ABOUT THE NAME OF THE BAG :
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.
ABOUT THE PATTERN :
Octopuses are the very loved cephalopod of all mediterranean culture. Not only
for food! They have inspired many comic books, animated films, illustrations,
cartoons and logos! We are never bored of them! Around the world they are
around 300 different known kinds and our imagination still create more. Their
soft bodies, strange eyes and eight-limbed morphology just excite our fantasy.
So I create my little octopus in a funny whirling sea!
CARE INSTRUCTIONS :
• You can machine wash your bag at 30° or by hand
• Wash it alone or with similar colors
• No bleach, No tumble, No ironing