Penelope Dress


“It's hope, and hope only, that keeps us afloat” ― Margaret Atwood

Do you feel all aflutter when true love draws you in? Keep your head while turning theirs in your Penelope Caftan. Honouring tradition and the art of embroidery, this print has been designed in homage to Penelope, the clever Queen of Ithaca. In lush, warm twill silk for the season, this dress can be worn with or without the adjustable belt.

Your dress comes with a silk pouch for storage.

Also available: Penelope Scarf


  • 100% Twill Silk
  • Adjustable silk belt
  • Handcrafted in Greece
  • One size



Penelope Queen of Ithaca

Penelope, one of Homer's immortal women, was the paragon of marital fidelity — a serious and industrious character, a devoted wife and mother. She was rich. She was beautiful. She had 108 suitors inside her house, asking her hand in marriage.

Believing her husband would eventually return to her, she adeptly encouraged each man with hints and promises but chose no one, all the while, buying her husband time to find his way back to her.

Penelope is the perfect example of a woman's artfulness and intelligence. She would weave her plots as deftly as she would a garment.

Ethically made pieces offer the opportunity to invest in exceptional clothing that have been consciously crafted and last forever.

For Mia Papaefthimiou setting up MIA PAPA as an ethical and ‘slow’ fashion brand dedicated to sustainable practices considering both people working on it and the planet was mandatory. For this reason, the brand has collaborated from day one with expertized local artisans who craft the entire production line by hand, from sewing to printing.

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