Known as the masters of the sea, the ancient Phoenicians were the dominant maritime power around 12th century BCE, being first to venture from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. The mountainous topography of their homeland encouraged them to expand seaward, instead of inland. They became expert sailors and traders who explored the Mediterranean basin and beyond by relying on celestial observations, landmarks on coastlines, and dead-reckoning to reach their destination. This print is inspired by the nautical Portolan maps created in the 1500s and the early adventurous routes of the Phoenician explorers throughout the Mediterranean sea.
With hand rolled edges manually sewn in Como, Italy, this silk scarf can be worn around the neck, as a hair accessory or framed and displayed up on the wall in your home.
A short description of Portolan Map is written on the tag of the scarf, presented in a beautiful white Timi Hayek gift box.
Designed in Beirut & digitally printed in Como, Italy.
100% Silk Twill
Made in Como, Italy
90cm x 90cm
Dry Clean Only