RAM RAM SHANTAL TOPRatna - Mata Dewi
I named this reversible one shoulder top after my soul sister Shantal. Within days of meeting her I knew I had found friendship that will continue to incarnate well beyond this lifetime. Words will never describe how I feel about her. Shantal is always wearing one shoulder tops that look amazing and so you can absolutely thank Shantal ( find her on Insta @shantal_indo to thank her! ) for being the inspiration around this top being here on this website in this here and now moment!
My RAM RAM range is inspired by my travels through India. India helped me see the world from the complete opposite perspective and therefore the experience itself collapsed a lot of conditionings that were ingrained in me growing up in Western Society.
My fav place in India is PUSHKAR. I was particularly attracted and drawn to attend the closing ceremony of the lake that worshipped the energy of BRAHMA each night at 5.30pm. After 4 days of attending the ceremony the ceremony gatekeeper started to recognize me and smiled at me and a small group chatted and smiled to me afterwards. The next day I was walking though the street and the gatekeeper from the ceremony saw me from across the street, lifted his arms and waved out to me and yelled RAM RAM. I looked up, saw him and met his large smile with one of my own. And that moment the has stayed with me in my heart ever since - so has that lake, that ceremony and that small gypsy town.
The print for the range was originally designed in collaboration with illustrator Maude Guesne & then completed into digital pattern placement and design in collaboration with Hayley Wenn from Yinside Yoga. Hayley and I both resonate on doing our best to make everything we create as sustainable as possible and so with this product we have worked with recycled material and sustainable digital placement when printing to ensure we minimize wastage from cut-offs as much as possible.
Designer notes for fit:
If you scroll the photos youll see I have given you the up close digital print files that best represent the color. Remember that once they are on the body, the material stretches and on it will look lighter. We have done our very best to try and post photos that best represent the color.
We proudly produce our clothing fairly and under ethical working conditions. :)
Models pictured vary in body shape and height but all fit a size 8- 10 AUS/UK and all are wearing size S in our tops and bottoms.
Composition: 78% Recycled polyester, 22% Lycra
For best results, hand washing is advised. If hand washing, use only minimal amounts of detergent and do not soak for longer than one hour. After rinsing in fresh water, dry the item flat in a shaded area away from direct sunlight to avoid fading. Steaming is the preferred method for cleaning, otherwise, iron inside out on the appropriate setting for the material, using a handkerchief between the material and the iron to avoid scold marks. Lightly spray with water prior to ironing for best results.
If this item is avail for pre-order, in general you can expect your order will be made and delivered within 2 – 14 weeks of your order date. 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.
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