Reusable social mask made from the traditional blue scarf from Viana do Castelo.
Afife is a parish of Viana do Castelo that according to archaeologist José Bouça, the origin of the name is Roman, from Aff-hifas, which means "hair soup".
This is because, at the time when Júlio César's legion invaded the Portuguese lands, massacring the populations and raping Portuguese maidens and ladies, they tortured themselves in order to escape. They disfigured their own faces and cut their hair, hiding their locks in the chain of a fountain, lest they be stained by the enemy's impure lips. Later, the soldiers, to quench their thirst, went to the fountain and refreshed their lips with the damp hair of the maidens, resulting in the expression: hair soup.
The Papaya Mask is the result of Minho resilience, of women who carry art in their hands and generational strength in their hearts.
At a time of pandemic, when they lost their jobs, they combined will and need, love and opportunity, to create a product that is, above all, a message of hope.
*Mask certified by CITEVE for 25 washes.
*The Premium version includes - Removable nasal clip and ergonomic rubber bands for greater comfort, adjustment and easy coverage.
*Products with the regional scarf from Viana do Castelos.