It is with so much Gratitude to Bali that I am able to offer this dress. This dress for me carries the essence of the beauty, free spirit and loving vibration of Bali and the Balinese people. Aptly, I have titled it the ‘Omswastiastu’ Dress. ‘Omswastiastu’ is a traditional Balinese greeting and blessing which means when spoken to another ‘Oh God, I hope all goodness, safety, happiness and prosperity comes to you from all directions’. I feel this is what Bali has done for me and so I wish the same blessing onto you, the wearer.
The design is a traditional Balinese design, featuring the flowers of the Balinese daily offerings – the making and giving of the ‘banten’. It is a beautiful, repetitive and selfless act by the Balinese and their unique form of Hinduism. Part meditation, part short escape the buzzing world, It is offered 3 times daily as a gift of gratitude to the maker, and supplication to the lower spirits that they do not disturb the living.
To make the material for this kimono we use 7 separate screens, with each color screened by hand until whallah!! ..we eventually get this beautiful combination of print and color!
Wear this dress with bare feet or style with some scuffed vintage boots. Made for maximum twirling impact – so don’t forget to dance like no one is watching!
We proudly produce our clothing under fair-trade working conditions. :)
XS/S: size 8-10 Australian
S/M: size 10-14 Australian
First pictured model is a size 8 and is 172 cm and wears a XS/S.
Second pictured model is a size 12-14 and wears a S/M
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Composition: 100% A grade quality soft Viscose, dyed and screened traditionally by hand.
Pre -order: If this item is avail for pre-order, in general you can expect your order will be made within 2 – 7 weeks of your order date and then delivered. In some cases it will be delivered earlier if possible. To help you understand, If your order is avail for pre-order we would have ordered that style on the 1st of that month or the 1st of the month prior. From the order date items are completed within 4-8 weeks.
It is good to pre-order as if there is a wait list for the item, pre-order will place you on this list and give you priority. You are required to pay for your item in full as a pre-order.
Disclaimer: We make our material ourselves by hand. This material has been made in accordance with ancient batik practices. Any inconsistencies should not be considered as flaws, but as an integral part of the garment and indication of it’s hand made process. As colors are individually mixed by hand for each production, colors may vary by 10%.
Care: Hand wash, Cold water. Dry in shade. Med Iron. Iron inside out. For best results lightly spray viscose with water prior to ironing.
Hand Made: The material we use to make this dress is made by hand and is boiled to complete the batik process and set the color. Therefore, you will experience no color run or shrinkage with this item. After washing, Please dry in shade to avoid any fading due to sunlight.