This stainless steel cuff bracelet features the traditional Minoan Swirl Motif. The bracelet has eight flat square charms with a swirl motif on each charm which are strung together with multiple strands of elastic string. Each charm has a turquoise enamel background.
Imported from Greece
Stainless Steel, Enamel, Elastic Bands
Approx. Diameter 60mm (2.36 in)
Each Charm Approx. 28mm (1.46 in) x 23mm (1.46 in)
(Photos are not actual size)
The swirl motif is inspired by the Ancient Greek mythological Labyrinth, which was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had made the Labyrinth so cunningly that he himself could barely escape it after he built it. Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a skein of thread, literally the "clew", or "clue", so he could find his way out again.