The Eros Gift Box

The Eros Gift Box

$ 135.00

Eros was the son of Aphrodite and the winged God of love. When his arrows met their targets people were falling in love.

The Eros Gift Box contains: 
  • Modern Cycladic Statue 
  • Design Object with Woven Heart 
  • Set of 2 Olive Wood Coasters 
  • Lucky Eye Bracelet 

Modern Cycladic Statue: Alabaster statue of two twin figures, hand painted red, created according to the famous Greek style art of Cyclades. Such figurines were found scattered around the Aegean, suggesting that these figures were popular at the time. This mini statue symbolizes the unity and love that makes people act as one.  

Design Object with Woven Heart: Design object with woven red heart in plexiglass. Cretan embroidery is famous for its colorful depictions of both nature and scenes of everyday life, as well as for the decorative motifs borrowed from Greek traditions. The techniques are handed down from mother to daughter during the preparation of the dowry that the bride will take with her, when she leaves the family home. We bring this traditional art to the present day by creating design objects that unite the traditional with the modern, keeping the aesthetics while coming in contact with our roots. Bringing the art of weaving to the new era, this design object constitutes a sample of rebranding Greece. 

Set of 2 Olive Wood Coasters: Heart shaped coasters, made from cretan olive wood. Greeks have built their homes around the olive tree since Homeric times. It is well known that the greek culture has been inextricably linked to the olive tree for centuries. Ancient Grecians were using not only olive oil for its antioxidants but also the olive wood to create art, everyday utensils and other products for their homes. 

Greek lucky eye bracelet: In Greece there is a belief that Matiasma will cause misfortune or injury. Matiasma means “evil eye” in Greek, and is often shortened to mati which means “eye”. The classic Greek “lucky eye” symbol charm aims to ward off the effects of the Matiasma. Blue charms shaped like eyes worn on a necklace or a bracelet “reflect” the evil. The lucky eye is the most commonly talked about ancient tradition in the Greek Isles. Celebrate Greek culture with a Greek lucky eye bracelet in the blue and white colours of the Greek flag.