ODE TO BALI Om Swastiastu Dress - Peacock PrintRatna - Mata Dewi
Composition: 100% A grade quality soft Viscose, dyed and screened traditionally by hand.
‘Ode to Bali’
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.
In history, myth, legend and lore, the peacock symbolism carries portents of nobility, holiness, guidance, protection and resurrection (as it sheds its feathers once a year and grows new ones). The peacock is a symbol of a vibrant life, of flaunting what you have and reaping the fruits of your talents. I love this because I feel all too often we are told to dim our light. Don’t be too loud, too vibrant, too bright. So the energy of this dress is about being all of those things! If this dress and print calls to you, I implore you to own it and wear it with your full expression and vibrance! Colorful, graceful, and prideful, it is beauty at its finest.
This material is produced traditionally using the ancient batik screen print method. It takes 7 screens for 7 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.
Model is a size 8 and 170 cm
Please note: the elastic band around this dress is made deliberately tight to assist it to stay in place, and designed to sit under breast area on the rib cage, rather than the waist. If you feel its too tight, its a simple adjustment to make it looser for a seamstress or tailor.
Composition: 100% Viscose.
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.
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).
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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 dress makes me feel like I’m back in Bali surrounded by the island’s magic....
This dress is stunning and made with such soft materials. The attention to detail is exquisite and the overall design is so flattering. I adore this dress and the fact that it is so versatile. I can wear it for many different occasions. Thank you so much for the super swift delivery too. My dress arrived within a week - I live in the Uk! Xx
I absolutely love my dress, it fits beautiful, and your, and I’m very impressed by your efficiently of shipping. I’ve recommended you to friends. And will be buying more garments. thank you x
The coulours are lighter than it looks on the pictures. The dress is quite long I have to wear heels to not step on it, mine is xs and I’m 1.64 cm. The quality is great and the dress is beautiful.
Perfect cut and flowing fabric !