WEAR YOUR PRAYERS TUNICRatna - Mata Dewi
Introducing my Wear Your Prayers range. This range was inspired from my travels to India and is intended to be a deep honoring to the people of Hindu faith and religion.
I want to be clear that I cannot take credit for the design. These symbols in the design are ancient and to not belong to me. They are protocol symbols of the Hindu Religion - symbols designed to lead us to make spiritual progress. There are some beautiful spiritual intentions behind the symbols in this Tunic, hence, why I called this range Wear your Prayers.
Various similar prints to this one can be found widespread across India. I have reproduced a sarong design I found in India with a higher quality/longer lasting material & also ensuring it could be made under fair & ethical conditions for both my workers and the environment.
About the design - If there is any color that can symbolize all aspects of Hinduism, it's saffron - the color of Agni or fire, which reflects the Supreme Being. Buddhist monks and Hindu saints wear robes of this color as a mark of renunciation of material life. So with reverence & respect I intentionally chose to print the symbols with this color.
Some of the sacred Hindu symbols represented in the design are:
Shivas Trident (Trishul) - the personal weapon of Lord Shiva, The Trishul has three pointed blades that denote several Trinities such as that of creation, maintenance, and destruction or that of the Three Kalas Past, Present, and Future or that of the Three Gunas, Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas).
Kalachakra, 'wheel, or circle, of time,' is the symbol of perfect creation, of the cycles of existence. Time and space are interwoven, and eight spokes mark the directions, each ruled by a Deity and having a unique quality.
Tiruvadi, the sacred sandals worn by saints, sages and satgurus, symbolize the preceptor's holy feet, which are the source of his grace. Prostrating before him, we humbly touch his feet for release from worldliness. Aum.
Om, or Aum, is the root mantra and primal sound from which all creation issues forth. It is associated with Lord Ganesha. Its three syllables stand at the beginning and end of every sacred verse, every human act.
As mentioned, this kaftan was inspired by Mother India and the type of clothing I witnessed many people wearing on my travels. I have tried to create a Kaftan that feels and looks great and is adaptable for both western and eastern culture. Clip the neckline up and add leggings when you are in India. Open the the neckline & wear as is in western world. Pockets were added at both sides for some comfort & practicality for your travels!
Please note: in the sample pictures you will see that some symbols are reversed. That's because we decided we liked the backside of the screen print better than the front side. So we made up the samples this way. You can rest assured that the symbol placement for production has been rectified with symbols facing the correct way.
For the size S/M we offer a shorter edition which is 10cm shorter than the standard version.
Brunette Model (SUNDAL) is a size 8 Australian & 171cm and wears a XS/S size
Blonde Model (MALIN) is a size 8-10 Australian & 176cm and wears a XS/S size
We recommend if you are 173cm or taller and a size 10 Australian or above to get the S/M size.
Otherwise if you are 172cm or shorter the XS/S size should fit most people unless you are size 16 plus Aust.
Composition: 100% Viscose, hand-painted with love.
For best results, hand washing is advised. If hand washing, use only minimal amounts of detergent and do not soak for longer than one hour. After rinsing in fresh water, dry the item flat in a shaded area away from direct sunlight to avoid fading. Steaming is the preferred method for cleaning, otherwise, iron inside out on the appropriate setting for the material, using a handkerchief between the material and the iron to avoid scold marks. Lightly spray with water prior to ironing for best results.
If this item is avail for pre-order, in general you can expect your order will be made and delivered within 2 – 14 weeks of your order date. 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 already ordered it and it is in process OR it will be ordered on the next avail order date. We place orders on the 1st of each month. From the order date, the items usually take 4-7 weeks to complete. Please email us if you really wish to know a more approximate time frame for your particular kimono.
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.
Wear Your Prayers Tunic
I absolutely love this tunic! It feels incredible on the skin, even when it’s blazing hot out, and it fits perfectly. Great customer service and an overall positive and efficient online shopping experience.
Beautiful tunic. Great for hot weather
I love this tunic. Although it’s a bit wrinkly but I guess it’s about rayon fabric. I get many compliments wearing it.
I just love it!
I really love my wear my prayers tunic and the fabric is very soft. My order arrived much faster than expected and service overall was fantastic. Thank you very much :)
WEAR YOUR PRAYERS DRESS
OMG I am in love with this dress I wanted it for ages and it was a celebration gift to myself for achieving something in my business. The fabric is soft and lovely. I’m in love. Thank you.
I loved the fit, and the texture, and loved everything!