Square-shaped silk scarf in dusty pink colour with burgundy details, depicting Hercules fighting Triton.
* 70cm x 70cm
* 100% Greek natural silk
* Hem on the machine and angles on the hand
* Digital Print, designed in Greece
* Paper gift envelope included
Made and designed in Soufli – also known as “The village of silk” – located in Thrace, in northern Greece. We support one of the few remaining local Silk Houses, a small family handicraft-workshop. An exquisite collection with the texture of silk.
Triton was the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite who lived on the bottom of the sea, in his parents’ golden palace. His body was similar to this of other gods, whereas from the waist down he had a fishtail.
He had an unpredictable spirit who had the power to transform and become especially dangerous and tireless in battle. Only Hercules dared to fight him and managed to make him show the way to the end of the world, where the field of Gods was, with the Golden Apples of the Hesperides.
This image is found in the Pediment of Hercules and Triton in Acropolis, from which only fragments of their bodies are saved to this day. It is assumed that Hercules was on top of Triton, squeezing his opponent’s body, pushing him from behind. In the scene, maybe Niriides were present, showing surprise and fear, while on the other side of the pediment stood Poseidon, towards whom Triton was looking with an expression begging for help.
Instructions of care:
Hand wash in lukewarm water.
Let it airdry horizontaly on a flat surface.
Store flat and untied.
|Dimensions||70 × 70 cm|