ODE TO BALI Om Swastiastu DressRatna - Mata Dewi
Final Sale. Sale items are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.
‘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.
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. Part meditation, part short escape the buzzing world, It is offered 3 times daily as a gift of gratitude to the maker, and supplication to the lower spirits that they do not disturb the living.
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!
Made for maximum twirling impact – so don’t forget to dance like no one is watching!
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. We care about our environment and use eco dyes and purpose built wells to ensure our dyes don’t end up in the river systems :)
Model in Musk dress is size 8 Australian, 168cm, Model 2 is Australian size 12 and wears S/M size.
First Model in Violet is Australian size 12 up top, 14 bottom, and 172cm tall. Second model is a size 8 Australian, 176cm and wears an XS/S.
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).
If you need your package in a hurry & require express shipping please email us at email@example.com. 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.
I adore this flowy gorgeous dress! It will forever be a staple in my closet! Thank you
I’m so glad of my purchase! The quality and the beauty of the product, the size... Everything is perfect! I’m happy to be able to buy a product that is handmade by artisans who are paid fairly. Your business has noble values. Namaste Chantale Marchand, Québec (Canada)
I am not sure that I will wear it as the dress is made of inferior fabric and additionally the actual colour is not as displayed on the website. The dress is extremely over priced for the poor quality of the fabric when compared to clothing I have received from other stores which has been. A third of the price. I will not be purchasing from you again. Extremely disappointed.
This is the most beautiful dress ever! I feel like a princess! I'm a UK size 12 and bought the S/M and it fits perfectly! Can't wait to wear it! :)
I was a little disappointed with the color. It looked light pink in the pics. But in reality it’s much darker. And it doesn’t suit me that much. I need to stitch up the huge arm-holes before I’ll be able to wear the dress. The dress is not what I expected ( Besides when I received it I had to wash it first as it had a bad smell