Blues inspired by celadon pottery - we love blue! This set contains some traditional prints - the Kawung and the Parang - and a more modern Moonflower print.
Kawung (top) Inspired by attap seeds (sugar palm fruit seeds), the motif represents a human being going through different life stage: East (a fresh beginning, like the sunrise), South (representing a pinnacle of things, the Equator), West (peace and stability, like the sunset), and North (returning to the Creator).
Parang (middle) The parang motif is one of the oldest in Indonesia. It appears in various iterations, with the base shape similar to a sword. In famous folklore, the design was created as a reference to a stretch of jagged rocks on the south coast which seemed to be a natural guard to the coastline. Javanese people regard parang as a symbol of protection and security.
The Moonflower (bottom) This is a more modern design, depicting the 'moonflower' (tropical white morning-glory) whose flowers open in the evening and last through the night, remaining open until touched by the morning dew. This flower represents "blooming in dark times".
These reusable 3-ply face mask is made with hand-stamped batik and 100% cotton inner lining. The masks can be hand-washed and line-dried to be reused over and over. As part of our conscious-design process, the elastic is not sewn directly onto the mask, and can be replaced in the future to extend the lifespan of the mask. This creation is a collaboration with Indonesian artisans who maintain a traditional slow craft process.
Note: You will receive a RANDOM VARIATION of different batik prints of this colour scheme, not necessarily what is pictured. This is a handmade product, there may be slight differences in measurements.
The hand-stamped batik is a labour-intensive work of love. When you wear a hand-stamped batik mask, you are wearing a message of devotion to traditional craft.
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