The Mythical Power of the Cobra
For her summer 2010 collection designer Mada van Gaans has been inspired by the power of the Cobra. This mythical snake, seen in several ancient cultures, amongst which the Greeks, Indians and Egyptians, as a fertility symbol or bringer of wisdom, has made her appearance in various forms throughout the ages. While in India Shiva was symbolized while wearing a cobra on the head, the Egyptians honored the Cobra Goddess and the holy Greek Cobra Ureus was known for its hidden wisdom. Read more...
Photography by Peter Stichter