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Goat Milk - Sheer Silk Square Scarf

Goat Milk - Sheer Silk Square Scarf

€49.00 EUR

A nostalgic design to the condensed milk age and to those of us who spent our childhood with yiayia's recipes with condensed milk.


A Hungarian humorist, Mikes and his cartoonist Pappas wrote the definitive book on Greece trying out its tentative first steps as a post war European country – He describes a trip he made to Crete in 1960;
On his arrival in a small mountain village, the headman, in his honour, had the fatted goat killed and roasted, the school children were given a half day off to see the “alien” and he was lodged in the guests house with great reverence. Mikes then explained to the villagers how tourism was going to come to Greece and people would come to the village to see the beauties of Greece and the charm of its people, and they would see lots more “aliens”. The headman looked a little glum at this.
“ We are honoured of course, and we see that tourism will be a good thing and we will learn about the world and people will learn about us, but…” and he paused, embarrassed,
“ it is going to cost us a lot of money, all those goats to be killed…”
Mikes explained that he had got it wrong, that tourists would pay to come and pay for the goats to be roasted. The headman’s jaw dropped. “Do you mean to tell me,” he said, mustaches bristling, “Do you mean to tell me, that if I came to your village, I would be asked to pay for a bed and pay for the goat you would kill in my honour??”

Part of the wonderful George Mikes’ “Eureka – rummaging around in Greece”.

 

  • 100% silk.
  • Hand finished edges.
  • Hand wash cold, line dry.
  • Made in Greece.

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