Artpeckers Circe Red Bag belongs to the Odyssey collection, a series of statement prints accessories, inspired by Odysseus’ adventures narrated by Homer. Circe, was the daughter of the god Sun, and would use her knowledge on herbs to tame and domesticate wolves, lions and deer and turn her enemies into animals. She offered to Odysseus’ companions some of her magic wine and, with a touch of her wand, turned them into pigs. His symbol in Odyssey collection is witch’s feathers.
ἔσταν δ᾿ ἐν προθύροισι θεᾶς καλλιπλοκάμοιο,
Κίρκης δ᾿ ἔνδον ἄκουον ἀειδούσης ὀπὶ καλῇ,(..)”“αὐτὰρ ἐπεὶ δῶκέν τε καὶ ἔκπιον, αὐτίκ᾿ ἔπειτα
ῥάβδῳ πεπληγυῖα κατὰ συφεοῖσιν ἐέργνυ.”
Ομήρου Οδύσσεια (ραψωδία κ’, στ.220-221, 237-238)
Circe bag is a tote bag which shape can be easily transformed by unfastening the snaps on its side, offering both a tote bag for strolling and a beach bag. The top-pocket can be removed through a white bony zipper sewed on the back part of the bag and used separately. There is a possibility of mix and match and make an alternative combination among six different tops-extensions. The tote bag features a black lining inside while the pocket a waterproof one (Oxford jacket fabric, nylon-polyamid). Wash gently with lukewarm water and a gentle detergent (avoid using any softener that may remove waterproofing quality).
Odyssey collection is inspired by Odysseus’ adventures during his journey back to his homeland, Ithaka. Handmade in Greece, ready to travel the world with Odysseus’ raft, keeping all the winds in Aeolus bag and under Sirens’ melody. Artpeckers main goal is to spread the Greek heritage and mythology all over the world, using contemporary design language. Geometric shapes and patterns give abstract forms to stories inspired by Greek mythology, tales & customs. Artpeckers design their creations with zeal and devotion bringing Greek stories in life and share them with people who already love them or are willing to.