ODE TO BALI Full length Shirt DressRatna - Mata Dewi
Composition: 100% A grade quality soft Viscose, dyed and screened traditionally by hand.
‘Ode to Bali’
This shirt dress for me carries the essence of the beauty, free spirit and loving vibration of Bali and the Balinese people. 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.
This shirt dress style has become one of my staple designs and that’s because it’s soooo comfortable and versatile. Unbutton it to wear it as a long kimono, or button it and tie it at the front. But as is, is also perfection!
The material is hand-screened, traditionally made ( using real life humans ), traded fairly, ethically produced #slowfashion. 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!
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. However, because it’s made by humans, not machines - you may experience some minor inconsistencies, which only confirm it’s hand-made process.
We proudly produce our clothing fair wages. Each artist receives min fair-trade wage as outlined by the Indonesian government and in most cases our workers receive higher wages than this. We treat our workers with love & respect with ethical working conditions.
Model In Green is a size 9 and is wearing a XS/S.
Model Anna in Violet (short hair/darker skin) is a size 8 Australian and 170 cm
Model Norma-Jean in Violet (longer hair/lighter skin) is a size 14-16 Australian and 165 cm
Composition: 100% Viscose, traditional hand-screened batik.
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.
Shipping rates are calculated during checkout depending on location. Free worldwide shipping on all orders above $500 AUD ($338.75 USD).
If you need your package in a hurry & require express shipping please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to facilitate this for you. Once your order is shipped we will email your tracking information. Yipeee!
Tracking information is sent via email 12-36 hours after order is placed.
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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.
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 the original shipping amount from Indonesia (and not the subsidized postage amount charged to the customer with the original sale). Roughly the shipping cost to Australia is between $22.50 - $30, International shipping usually costs between $27.50 - $45 depending on the country, number of items and weight.
Exchanges: In the event of items being exchanged it is the responsibility of the customer to pay for the return postage and full postage of the exchange item back to them. Full postage for exchange items is charged at $30AUD (but may vary depending on what country and the weight of the item being exchanged).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 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 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.
This is a a beautiful addition to my wardrobe. It feels lovely to wear and I have had many comments on how beautiful it is. I even had my partner's 9 year old daughter want to have a turn wearing it - so we made that happen, by tying knots in strategic places, and she felt pretty special. I love this dress and will wear it over and over and over again.
As light as angel wings and as pretty as a tended garden! If only I could find a reason to wear this dress every day...
Magnifique robe chemise, légère et agréable à porter
Beautiful soft flowing garment reflecting the essence of Bali which I love.
The dress is stunning as is the wonderful packaging that it comes in!! thank you so much x