Plaggona

29.00

Our sandals are hancrafted in Chania, Crete. Since it’s a family business, you can choose the color as well as the leather of your preference.

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  • Metal Platina Gold
  • Metal Rose Gold
  • Metal Silver
  • Natural Black
  • Natural Light Brown
  • Natural Natural
  • Natural Oil Dark Brown
  • Natural Oil Green
  • Natural Oil Orange
  • Natural Oil Petrol
  • Natural Oil Purple
  • Natural Oil Red
  • Natural White
  • Nubuck Beige
  • Nubuck Black
  • Nubuck Brown
  • Nubuck Ciel
  • Nubuck Dark Grey
  • Nubuck Green
  • Nubuck Khaki
  • Nubuck Light Grey
  • Nubuck Natural
  • Nubuck Orange
  • Nubuck Puce
  • Nubuck Taba
  • Nubuck Yellow
  • Stamped Brown Croco
  • Stamped Dark Brown Cracked
  • Stamped Red Croco
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Plaggona sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the ancient greek toy: “Πλαγγόνα”, a joined doll. The sandals are 100% handcrafted in our family business with “meraki”* in the island of Crete – Greece, from durable leather, tanned without the use of chemicals.

Product Details

Upper Material: Leather
Sole Material: Rubber
Heel Height: 1.5 cm
Linining & Inner Sole: Leather
Available leather styles: Nubuck, Natural, Metal, Stamped

How to find the correct footwear size

​​​​​​​1. Stand on a piece of paper and mark the distance from your longest toe to the heel end.

2. Measure the distance between these two marks to find out your foot length.

3. Repeat the same procedure also for the other foot (right and left foot are hardly ever the same in lenght. Please, always consider the longest one).

4. Don’t forget to save some additional room on the toe area.

Greek Mythology

  • Date: Late Archaic 490 b.C.
  • Description: This terracotta female doll or marionette with headdress and a short chiton has articulated arms and legs that were joined to the torso with string or wire and were movable. Figurines of this type were produced throughout the 5th and 4th c. BC in the pottery workshops of Corinth, from which this example apparently comes. The front part was made in a mould, while the back of the figurine was flat. A tiny hole at the top of the head was used for dangling the figurine from a string, as if dancing. In some cases the figures held castanets or rattles. This “toy” is one of the rare finds that shed light on the world of children and of play in Antiquity. Jointed dolls are frequently found in child graves, while relevant representations of children holding similar objects are encountered on grave stelai, especially in Attica. Such figurines also had a cultic function, as is attested by their discovery in sanctuaries. In all probability they were associated with the worship of deities of marriage, since it is known that nubile girls dedicated their playthings to guardian goddesses of wedlock before coming of age or before their nuptials.
  • Culture: Greek (Corinthian)
  • Period: Archaic period
  • Material: clay
  • Dimensions: H: 12.5 cm

Source: Museum of Cycladic Art

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