Beaded Kestos

Beaded Kestos

100.00 150.00

Many Renaissance artists were inspired 'ut pictura poesis' to depict Aphrodite-Venus and her famous 'Kestos Himas'. A chest girdle created for laughter loving Aphrodite. "The curiously embroidered girdle into which all her charms had been wrought - love, desire, and that sweet flattery which steals the judgement even of the most prudent" Homer - Iliad, Book 14, 188-225 (3)

The exquisite Kestos is a handbeaded statement piece, which clasps at the neck, wraps beneath the breasts, and fastens at the back.


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The Fairy Emporium retails a selection of lovingly crafted, and responsibly sourced designs and luxury handmade gifts, made in London.

Holly Jade O'Leary launches her debut collection 'The Fairy Emporium' for the party season, named after fantasias, goddesses, gods, flowers and states of nature.
Corseting, an abundance of crystals and gemstones, distressed velvet, antique lace, hand bead work, textile art, couture, and dying techniques combine with contemporary appeal.

Her vivid imagination has gone to town in producing a luxury art collection which is equally at home on stage, as evening wear, on display or metamorphosing into the natural landscape.  Separates can be worn as vivacious street wear. Tiaras and necklaces are exquisitely packaged and make beautiful seasonal gifts.