Seta e maschera apotropaica


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Every artifact contains a story.

This necklace tells of archaic traditions, magna graecia, mythology and love for the territory.

On the one hand, the apotropaic ceramic mask!
In Calabria, part of folklore and craft, it reveals the millennial Mediterranean culture, with impressive shapes, bright natural colours and a handcrafted design.

On the other hand, the pure Peace Silk!
It tells of the passion of three young Calabrians: Miriam, Giovanna and Domenico.
They have chosen “one of the most beautiful traditions in our region”: the cultivation of mulberries, the breeding of silkworms and the weaving of fine yarns.

The masks, these grotesque faces, are associated with Greek mythology.
They are credited with magical abilities against the evil eye and the evil spirits. The word apotropao means “defensive” in Greek.

Pottery is one of the oldest handicraft traditions in Calabria, which goes back to the Magna Graecia.

Silk proves the return to the roots in a sustainable and real context.

  • Miriam

  • Giovanna

  • Domenico

These are the protagonists: Miriam, Giovanna and Domenico.
Miriam has a great love for nature. Giovanna, with her sincere smile, loves art and simplicity. Domenico grew up raising silkworms.

Together they decided to use the resources of their land and revived the old production chain of mulberry and silk cultivation.
Their daily work contributes to the growth of the territory and its sustainable development, while protecting environment and landscape.

Here in the heart of Magna Graecia we still find unspoilt places where nature reigns.
1.5 hectares of land belong to the breeding of silkworms, along with relics of silk history and ancient looms.

If you are in Calabria, this is your chance to see their work and caterpillar first hand and to attend a workshop on cocoons and looms.

Can’t you visit Calabria in the near future?
This necklace will be an original and meaningful idea for you or a loved one. A symbol of this wonderful region.

It combines the preciousness and delicacy of Peace Silk with Calabrian symbols.

1 necklace made of pure Peace Silk + apotropaic ceramic mask
The mask is available in white, blue, green, dark green, or red.
Components made of Italian 925 silver and steel.

Price: 89 EUR (+ shipping costs)

All ANYWAYS.BOTTEGA products are linked to local production and artisans.
Availability may vary at different stages of the year.


Discover the experience dedicated to silk in Calabria, linked to the oldest silk production tradition in Europe.
Discover other experiences related to the products and crafts typical of the Calabria region.
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