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Tantalize One's Imagination With Your Home Décor

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Let the history of Greek mythology tantalize your imagination when decorating your home. Dolls representing the goddesses, muses, and nymphs from Greek mythology, and available exclusively from Portara, Inc., can deliver an added excitement to your environment. The colourful, flowing dresses and delicate ceramic faces lend personality and character not only to the dolls, but also to your home.

These dolls have been available in the street shops of Greece for decades. For the first time ever, these dolls are being imported into the United States, and they are only available through Portara, Inc. Each doll in the Portara collection has been hand-painted with natural substances, even their clothes have been dyed with natural substances. Made with the loving care of human hands, these dolls have an exquisite character which excites the collector in all of us.


Conversation Pieces

Just like a picture frame, each of the dolls of Portara come ready to be hung on your walls. These dolls add charm to your home while stimulating conversation among your guests at both formal and informal gatherings. To aid in your appreciation for these dolls, each one has a tag which tells the doll's name and describes the doll's unique features.

Some people will be attracted to the dolls by their fascination with Greek mythology and history, while others will be drawn to the mythology and history by the dolls. In nearly every case, conversation will eventually drift to Greece itself.


Influences of the Aegean Sea

In a land which spawned names of great historical stature such as Plato, Aristotle and Homer, as well as Helen of Troy and the story of the Trojan Horse, Greece has played a dominant role in nearly every corner of history. The multitude of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea have helped cement this historical role of Greece, as they played a defining role in the development of the Mediterranean commerce and trade routes which flourished in ancient days. As such, it is nearly impossible to speak of Greece without mention of the Aegean Sea.

To discover more about the history of Greece and the Aegean Sea, you may visit the following webpage: http://www.showgate.com/medea/grklink.html

The shimmering Aegean Sea connects the Greece of old with the Greece of today. Many believe the Aegean has the bluest waters ever seen. Maybe this explains why at least a fourth of the Portara dolls are outfitted with blue attire. Amphitrete, the sea-goddess doll, is dressed in blue. She holds a big sea-shell, and small shells are attached to her dress. Thetis, the sea-nymph, Alea, Eone and Rode have also blue colours with sea-shells attached to a net. You can definitely see the influence of the sea in their decoration and design.


Mediterranean Motif

Whether you are decorating with marble columns and marble statues or the more realistic red statues, these colourful flowing dolls make wonderful accent pieces for your Mediterranean motif. Red creates excitement as an accent piece; Hera, the Queen of Heaven and wife of Zeus, is depicted in ceramic and is dressed in yellow and red.

Using fruit colours in sprays with the yellow of the sun and the blue of the sea further fortifies the ambiance of Old World charm. Spraying pomegranates with silver, gold or copper paint, and placing on wreaths and sways, further adds to the décor. In the Mediterranean the importance of fruits, like figs, nuts and almonds, were a staple in the diet, but they were also used in art and décor.


Tied Together With Colours

Continuing with the Greek idea of using food along with colour to decorate, take a look at the desserts of ancient and modern Greece. Greek desserts are usually made with honey, nuts, custards, and filo; these Greek desserts all have yellow undertones. The dominate colour yellow reoccurs in Greek nature, in Greek desserts, and in Greek décor.

Consider the Portara doll, Demeter, dressed in green and yellow, as a decorative piece for your home. She is holding real chestnuts, almonds, hazel nuts, and olive tree branches, and she is imported directly from Greece. Real nature combines with the fanciful mythology to produce a classical décor to accent your home.


Nature Themes

Using nature as your guide you can combine colours and ideas to present a pleasingly peaceful room.

Grasping flowers and tree branches, most of the Portara dolls are holding a bit of nature in their hands. Ge, the earth goddess, even wears a wreath on her head, and is dressed in brown.

Ariadne, who is nearly 6 feet long, is a Greek nymph who originated as a vegetation goddess in Minoan Crete. As the wife of Dionysus, the god of wine, she is depicted holding grapes that are from the vineyards of Greece and are naturally dried. Dressed in light yellow and pink, with long black hair and bright hand-painted eyes, her delicate beauty will add grace and charm to any room.


Whether you are trying to display a particular theme, like nature, are wildly attracted to the vibrant colours of the dolls, or are fascinated by the history of Greek mythology, Portara dolls will add a refreshing feel to the rooms of your home.


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Helen Marakis owns Portara, Inc. (http://www.portara.com/?2), a company that combines Ancient Greek history and art through its unique sculptures, dolls and semiprecious stones that are hand-crafted and hand-finished. Portara, Inc's products are being sold for the first time in the United States and come with a 60-day money back guarantee.

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