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CRETAN TREASURES

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Phaistos Disc coasters, traditional rucksack and more goodies directly from Crete! 

The Cretan Treasures Gift Box includes: 

✻Olive Wood Coaster with Phaistos Disc

✻Design Object with Weaving Art

✻Caramelised Peanuts with Sesame (120gr) 

✻Traditional Woven Rucksack “Vourgia” 

✻Decorative Traditional Bell

✻Lucky Eye Bracelet

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The Cretan Treasures Gift Box includes:

✻Olive Wood Coaster with Phaistos Disc

Phaistos Disk is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). It is covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. It features 241 tokens, comprising 45 unique signs, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic "seals" into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the disc's center. Its purpose and meaning remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology. The original disk is on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion. This gift box includes a coaster made from olive wood with Phaistos Disc engraved on them.

✻Design Object with Weaving Art 

Crete has a long tradition in craftmanship, especially weaving and embroidery. The xobliasta and ploumista fabrics are woven in Crete using wool, flax, cotton and silk on the traditional looms that can be found in many homes in the mountain villages. Cretan embroidery is famous for its colorful depictions both of nature and scenes from everyday life, as well as for the motifs borrowed from homeland traditions. The techniques are handed down from mother to daughter during the preparation of the proika (dowry), that is, all of the clothing and linen that the bride takes with her when she leaves her family home. We bring this traditional art to modern times by creating design objects that unite the traditional with the modern, keeping the aesthetics while staying in touch with our roots. 

✻Caramelised Peanuts with Sesame (120gr) 

The perfect snack for your break from work is here! Hand-picked peanuts, wrapped with caramel and sesame. 100% crunchy and delicious!

✻Traditional Woven Rucksack “Vourgia” 

Vourgia was a backpack carried by shepherds in rural Crete. Nowadays it is part of Cretan traditional costume and is also used to put keepsakes in traditional ceremonies. 

✻Decorative Traditional Bell 

A mini traditional bell made in a Greek workshop with the traditional techniques and experience of our craftsmen. In the past, Cretans used such bells to be able to locate their animals in the vast rural areas of Crete. 

✻Lucky Eye Bracelet

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 life with a Greek lucky eye bracelet!

The Cretan Treasures Gift Box arrives in our round keepsake Chic Greek Gifts craft box, ready to gift right out of the mail!

A handwritten gift message card is available too. Please add a note during your checkout with the message for your gift card.

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