Penelope Oversized Scarf


“There is indeed something delightful about being able to combine obedience and disobedience in the same act.” ― Margaret Atwood

Break the rules to stay true to your love. Be loyal to your style. And, never let them know your secrets with your Penelope scarf tied or draped in any way you wish. Honouring tradition and the art of embroidery, this print has been designed in homage to Penelope, the clever Queen of Ithaca.

Also available: Penelope Caftan

  • 100% Twill Silk
  • Handcrafted in Greece
  • 140cm x 140cm



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.


All items in this collection are made-to-order resulting in extra luxurious, conscious pieces. Your uniquely made item will create less waste as well as lowering overall environmental impact and allowing for complete supply-chain transparency. Upon ordering, through a series of emails, you can follow your garment’s journey from silk screening in Soufli to hand-stitching in our Athens atelier to its arrival at your door. This process spans 3 weeks, with attention to detail and every care taken to create your special silk garment


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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