Leather Pouch Purse with zipper, Olive Harvest
Portable pouch made of Cretan goat leather. Silkscreen printed.
Large size: 38.5 x 26.5 cm. Made in Athens.
It is estimated the cultivation of olive trees began more than 7000 years ago. As far back as 3000 BC, olives were grown commercially in Crete; they may have been the source of the wealth of the Minoan civilization. The ancient Greeks used to smear olive oil on their bodies and hair as a matter of grooming and good health.