Grecian designer Lito Karakostanoglou takes traditional symbols and creates a modern interpretation. Her Athens atelier is named after a primary source of inspiration - "Cabinet des Curiosities."
The scarab was revered in Ancient Egypt as the god Khepri, responsible for the rising sun and thus, creation and rebirth. The west has been fascinated with Egyptian art since the Napoleonic campaigns of 1798, but true Egyptomania exploded with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. Egyptian motifs deeply influenced the Art Deco period of fashion, jewelry, and architecture.