GODDESS KAFTAN, OMBRE - SILK ALTERNATIVE - VISCOSE SATINRatna - Mata Dewi - SILK
Introducing the Divine Ombre Goddess Kaftan - hand-painted and blended skillfully in a sophisticated color palette of champagne into deluxe copper.
This is our silk alternative version. We have always set our intention to use less silk or potentially no silk in the future if we can find an alternative that has a similar look and feel and of course a similar result when we paint on it. We were delighted to recently discover and test out this new to market satin/viscose blend. It honestly looks almost identical to silk. I have tried it on a few friends now without them knowing and told them It was silk and they didn't bat an eyelid. There are 2 small differences that I noticed, but overall the look and feel is the same. The first is that the Viscose satin has slightly more weight than the silk, but to be honest silk is very delicate so I think this is actually a bonus because it makes he Kaftan a little stronger and less susceptible to ripping. The second difference is that the white outline of the wing (produced from boiling off the wax in the batik process) is not quite as smooth a result as the silk. But, it's still pretty good. Of course, the pros are that it is so similar to silk, so gorgeous to wear and has that beautiful shine that silk does! No animal had to be harmed in order to make this material and the price point is cheaper than silk! You save $90 when you purchase this silk alternative.
We also want you to know that we proudly hand-make this kimono as a ZERO WASTE product - meaning, we have no off cuts of silk when we make this design! The pattern is made from two rectangle shapes.
Expect a miracle when you wear this Kaftan.
This stunning Kaftan is my signature design. It carries the energy and guidance of Archangel Gabriel.
Each kaftan is individually hand-painted in accordance with ancient batik practices. Any inconsistencies should not be considered as flaws, but as an integral part of the garment that confirm its beautiful hand made process. As colors are individually mixed each time and the way images appear on various screens differ, please allow that actual colors on receiving your item may vary by 10 -20%. Each garment is boiled to complete the batik process of removing the wax and setting the color. Therefore, you will experience no color run or shrinkage with this item.
It's perfect to float around the house in as it is so comfortable and luxurious. We know you will keep reaching for it over and over again! Throw it over a bikini to the beach or style casually with a top and denim or a slip, and style also for ceremony or to a wedding. This Kaftan can effortlessly adapt to all occasions!
We proudly produce our clothing fairly and under ethical working conditions. :)
The model is a size 12 Australian/UK and 175cm and wears the S/M size.
The pregnant model is Joy. She is 170 cm and wears S/M size ( due to pregnancy, otherwise I recommend a XS/S for her).
Size and fit:
We recommend if you are 173cm or taller and a size 12 AUS/UK or above to get the S/M size (this is recommended mainly for your height and neckline, as the XS/S size fits up to size 18 AUS/UK in the body).
Otherwise if you are 172cm or shorter the XS/S size should fit most people up to size 18 AUS/UK sizing.
The brunette model Cass is a size 12 Australian/UK and 175cm and wears the S/M size.
The pregnant model is Joy. She is 166 cm and wears S/M size ( due to pregnancy, otherwise I recommend a XS/S for her).
Composition: 100% viscose, hand-painted and hand-screened with love using ancient method of batik.
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.