ODE TO BALI Summer Wildling DressRatna - Mata Dewi
Composition: Viscose Chiffon - Hand screened by humans using tradition method of Screen Batik.
‘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 ‘Summer Wildling’ Dress. The open back is the main feature of this summer dress and the perfect combination of sexiness and sweetness.
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.
We proudly produce our clothing under fair-trade working conditions. :)
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 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 in musk dress is a Australian size 6-8 and is 163 cm and wears an XS.
Model in Green Dress is a Australian size 8-10 and is 168cm and wears an XS (although for the shoot she wore an XS she would probably purchase a size small S)
Model in Violet Dress is Australian size 8-10 and 176cm tall. She wears a size S (she fits into both XS and S but S better fit for her due to her height).
|Composition: Viscose Chiffon|
Machine washable. Gentle cycle. However, for longevity we recommend you hand wash this item. If you hand wash, use minimal amount of chemical and do not soak longer than 1 hour. Rinse in fresh water before drying flat in shade. 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.
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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 love the dress! I live close to the beach so can wear it often! The material is so soft thin and flowy!
I absolutely adore this dress, the fabric is light and comfortable, the fit is floaty and flattering and the print is just divine! I am fairly curvy size UK/AUS10 with boobs and hips and it looks lovely. I shall be twirling around our fields all summer long
This dress is absolutely beautiful! I feel like a goddess wearing it. I went with a size smaller than I'd normally wear and was happy I did so.
This dress is so beautiful and unique. Made from qood quality cotton let my skin breath when I am looking fabulous.
Made with love and you can feel it wearing them. Thank you