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KARKINOS

KARKINOS

KARKINOS (Carcinus) was a giant crab which came to the aid of the Hydra in its battle with Herakles at Lerna. The hero crushed it beneath his foot but as a reward for its service the goddess Hera placed it amongst the stars as the constellation Cancer. This beaded handbag is an ode to the history of the crab within the night sky.

 

Featuring: #8 Turquoise Mine, garnets, 22k gold plated pyrite, hematite, freshwater pearls, deer, handbraided deer handle. 

 

Dimensions: 9" (w) x 10.25" (h) x 2' (l)

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