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.
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 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 love this dress. The lightness of the fabric and of the upper cut. The way it flows down the legs and the abundance near to the ground which makes me feel like I am embedded and hugged. And there is some kind of special energy to it: whenever I wear it, I get so much positive attention, people come running to help me out when I can’t find something in a store or am looking for directions etc. It’s really unexpected and magical and a bit freaky. All in all this dress is just so beautiful: the print, the cut, the fabric. I was uncertain about it fitting but it’s a perfect fit and I am so grateful.
So light and ethereal. Love it.
Love the flow and feminine touch of this dress. I feel like a goddess and look like a goddess in this dress :)
This dress is absolutely stunning. So happy I got it!
This dress is so light and comfortable to wear. While wearing I am directly feeling being back in Bali <3 Thanks for the quick and easy delivery also to Germany.