WEAR YOUR PRAYERS TunicRatna - Mata Dewi
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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.
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.
This material is produced traditionally using the ancient batik screen print method. It takes 2 screens with 2 colors to hand print this material. Made by humans, not machines. You may experience some minor inconsistencies, which should not be considered at flaws but only confirm it’s hand-made process. This is part of our #slowfashion commitment to honor tradition and keep skilled artisans in jobs. It’s riskier and more expensive to make the material this way, but the romantic in me insists this is how it must be produced. Human and imperfect, the material carries the energy of all who have helped make it and that romance I believe transcends to the wearer.
We recommend you hand wash or dry clean your item. If you hand wash, use minimal amount of chemical and do not soak longer than 15 mins. Rinse in fresh water before drying flat in shade. Iron inside out. For best results lightly spray with water prior to ironing. Direct sunlight will fade your item. Avoid rubbing this material. It will cause material to ‘pill’ (form tiny balls).
Steaming your clothing is best. Otherwise, Iron inside out. Ensure your iron is set to appropriate setting for the material. Use a handkerchief in between the material and iron to avoid any scolds from the iron. For best results lightly spray with water prior to ironing.
Your item will be expressed shipped using EMS Shipping International direct from our Bali painting house. The item is fully tracked and requires a signature upon delivery. Delivery times fluctuate between countries but in general parcels are received between 3-7 business days from the placement of your order.
Tracking information is sent via email 12-36 hours after order is placed.
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Order Cancellations: For in stock items we must be notified within 24 hours of an order being placed to cancel and refund your order. After this time frame it is likely your order has been packed and shipped and we are unable to reroute your package. For pre-order items, we must be notified within 48 hours in order to cancel and refund your order. This is due to the scheduling of our production cycle and ensuring we can have the fastest delivery possible for all of our customers.
Returns and exchanges for online orders will only be accepted where the product has not been worn, altered, washed and have all original tags attached. Sale items including Beautiful Disaster items are final sale and non-refundable.
Although very rare, Items inspected and considered ‘faulty’ will receive a refund in full for the original cost of the item and reimbursed for any postage incurred to return the item to us.
Return requests must be received within 7 days of receipt of your order. We must receive return items within 14 days of returns being initiated. We are not able to cover return postage at this time unless the item is deemed faulty. Return postage is reimbursed via PayPal or as store credit should items be deemed faulty.
Normal returns will be refunded in full minus the cost of any Bali customs charges (Please note that the percentage charged by customs on returns to Indonesia is quite high - around 30% - 45% of total cost of product. You may wish to carefully consider the price to return your item before returning. You can enter a value between $39 and $69 on items to attempt to avoid customs charges on your return package, however we are not customs and we cannot guarantee that entering a lower value will have any success in the amount you will be liable for in paying customs charges. All the custom charges are at the expense of the customer. So for instance, if you return an item to us that cost $379, if customs does not charge you for the return you can expect that we will refund you $379 - $35 for the original shipping cost from Bali and then prices your exchange If customs do locate your package and charge you you can expect to be refund roughly $379 - $35 - customs fees (25-35% cost of original item/s). Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this which is why we try and make this information clear so you customers can carefully consider their purchase before buying from us and also before returning anything to us.
Once a customer returns a package to us, they cannot ask for the item to be returned to them if customs issues fees. The package will continue to be delivered to us. Again, the same applies as above. Even if the customer refuses to pay the customs fees issued by Indonesian customs our company will pay them and the customer will be refunded under the same terms as above. The customs fee and original shipping fee will be taken out for the item/s and the remainder refunded to the customer.
Exchanges: In the event of items being exchanged it is the responsibility of the customer to pay for the return postage, any customs fees, and full postage of the exchange item back to them. Full postage for exchange items is charged at $35AUD. Any customs fees incurred into Indonesia when returning will be paid by the customer. Please note that the percentage charged by customs on returns to Indonesia is quite high - around 30% - 45% of total cost of product. You may wish to carefully consider the price to return your item before returning. You can enter a value between $39 and $69 on items to attempt to avoid customs charges on your return package, however we are not customs and we cannot guarantee that entering a lower value will have any success in the amount you will be liable for in paying customs charges. All the custom charges are at the expense of the customer. So for instance, if you return an item to us that cost $379, if customs does not charge you fees for the return you can expect that we will calculate your exchange at $379 and then the process with your exchange will continue where you will be charged $35 to post back to you your exchange item. If there is a difference in pricing for the exchange item you will be refunded or invoiced the difference. If Indonesian customs do locate your package and charge you you can expect to be refund roughly $379 - customs fees (25-35% cost of original item/s) and the exchange would be worked out from there. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this which is why we try and make this information clear so you customers can carefully consider their purchase before buying from us and also before returning anything to us.
We reserve the right to refuse any returns where the products are not in new, unused condition. Products sent for return or exchange that are not in new condition can be sent back at the customer’s expense or may be picked up from our offices.
We are unable to accept returns and exchanges on sale items, special orders or any item sold at a reduced price.
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!