Hippolyte shows up in Greek mythology as queen of the Amazons, a tribe of warrior women, and daughter of Ares, god of war. Her iconic belt, which was gifted to her by her father as tribute to her warrior skills, becomes the object of Hercule’s 9th labor.
In reimagining Hippolyte’s belt, Joanna looked to historic visualisations of the vulva for inspiration and found it in the form of 19th century Ireland stone carvings, the Sheela-Na-Gigs. The figures pry open and expose their vulvas to the viewer with both hands, a gesture intended to ward off evil spirits, protect the buildings they were carved into, and bring fertility to the earth and its people.
Limited Edition, each piece comes signed and numbered.
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Belt clasp hand sculptured in jewellers wax and cast in bronze, fitted on the highest quality leather belt,
Available in vegan leather upon request
Visit Joanna on instagram @ joannabacas to find out more on her process
Belt clasp dimensions: 8,5 cm x 6,5 cm
How to Wear
Looks great on everyone, just pair with the armour of your choice.