Greeks(The) Collection / We are not all Greeks_Backpack



Funky, old-school drawstring backpack in blue and white stripes, featuring a truly greek, traditional symbol, Karagkiozis, the lead figure of the greek Shadow Theater.

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Karagkiozis is the protagonist of the greek Shadow Theatre, a type of theatrical
play acted out with figures moving behind a white sheet. A traditional figure of Greece,
Karagkiozis is in reality a symbol, representing the average Greek in the times of the
Turkish occupation, viewed as an impoverished, cunning and uneducated individual.
B612’s blue & white canvas drawstring backpack brings a figure tightly bound to the
greek culture together with contemporary aesthetics. Canvas and the two colors
known to symbolize the greek culture, with a sarcastic approach towards the more …
disadvantageous aspects of the greek mentality, in a piece with effortless style. The
backpack also features an inner pocket.

B612 creations are combinations of words, pictures and colors that can stand the test
of time and cause intense feelings to whomever wears them. They communicate
their messages through symbols and accessories, while raising issues that concern
modern Greece, in their own way.

Stripy canvas in blue and white

44 x 36 cm

Designed and made in Greece

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*photos George Fiorakis – advart

Additional information

Weight0.150 kg



Humans were adorned with jewellery first; they wore clothes later. For us, unique items of jewellery are archetypical utilitarian objects that communicate meaning through symbols. We accept no compromise in our choice of materials. We create combinations of words, images and colours that withstand the passage of time; they can generate emotion and become inseparable from the wearer.


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