“Until the night came, she wove the fabric; Excellent, and then she opened it again ... "(Second Canto, 90 et... Read More
“Until the night came, she wove the fabric; Excellent, and then she opened it again ... "
(Second Canto, 90 et seq. - Telemachus's journey from “Odyssey” attributed to Homer)
If the fabric did not proceed, time was forced to slow its course and the future did not press with the usual inexorability.
Unraveling the newly woven fabric, Penelope used it as a clock to move the hands backwards according to one's desire.
Penelope was celebrated for her fidelity, patience and feminine virtue. She spent almost 20 years waiting for the return of her husband Ulysses, the hero of the Trojan War, without knowing if he was dead or alive. During that time, she received the attention of many suitors, but replies that she would consider marriage only after she finished weaving a cloth for Laertes, her father-in-law. Every day Penelope sat down to weave, but at night she secretly reopened her work..
(White is the color that represents simplicity, purity, innocence and wisdom. The works of art and architecture of the ancient Greeks are synonymous with white marble.)