Why the name Antheia?
Antheia, whose name literally means 'the blooming', was a woman like no other. According to Greek mythology, she was the goddess of flowers and her name is derived from the Ancient Greek word anthos, meaning flower.
In ancient times, maidens, crowned with garlands of flowers and bearing baskets of roses, danced in procession to the temple of Antheia on the Greek island of Crete. Today, we honour the spirit of Antheia by creating the most beautiful headwear we can, to make our clients feel like goddesses.
“Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest and youthful Jollity, Quips and Cranks and wanton Wiles, Nods and Becks and wreathed Smiles”
Antheia specializes in handmade headwear, wreaths and anadems for any occasion - be it festivals, weddings, parties or simply for the beauty of feeling like a goddess. Antheia wreaths are designed by Georgina Avlonitis and handmade in Cape Town South Africa.