DURGA Ethical Clothing
One of a Kind Fashion Clothing made from sustainable material hemp and leftover faux fur, organic fine wool grown cultivated in the most natural environmental conditions.
"Tree of Life" / "Gates of the UNIVERSE" HEMP Silk and Fine Wool Art Coat
The artistic DURGA coat GATES OF THE UNIVERSE/ TREE OF LIFE is hand painted with neon and colorful fabric paints by Indonesian born artist KOES KOMO (http://koeskomo.com/)
The mythology on the coat is based on Indonesian Javanese story of Wayang Kulit [or gunungan, "tree of life" or a mountain]
Presenting you the exclusive cutting edge designer coat from the heart of Amsterdam.
Must have for the following reasons:
Sustainable materials preserving Mother Earth
- Hemp, requires no pesticides for growth and is biodegradable
- SILK from Myanmar cultivated in tribal/natural conditions handwoven by artisans from lake Inle, that were difficult to reach; making the design profoundly original and supporting ethnic traditions
- Hand painted philosophical art made within DURGA "Pure Goddess project" in the theme of goddess /higher consciousness; supporting up-coming artists around the Globe, embracing uniqueness, revival of ancient handcrafting traditions and using sustainalbe fabrics.
- Eccentric lining to match the artwork is made from leftover colorful patches of faux fur, sewn together. The coat can be worn also INSIDE OUT, making it a whole new design.
- Made from the heart, consciousness in flow, no factory sweatshops or child labour.
THE COAT is size 38 EU
Bust: 98 cm/ 38 1/2 inches
Waist: 74 cm/ 29 inches
Hips: 100 cm/ 39 1/2 inches
Length: 1meter, 2cm
Arms length: 58 cm
Ships Worldwide from Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tree of Life Goddess DURGA Handpainted Hemp Art Coat
Indonesian Kayon/ Gunungan story
known as a kayon (“tree”) or gunungan (“mountain”). In the symbolism of Indonesian rod puppet theater (wayang golek) the kayon represents the “tree of life,” the axis of the universe that connects the earthly world with that of the spirits. At the beginning of each performance, the puppet master (dalang) invokes a prayer. The first puppet he raises is the kayon, which he dances, spins, and flutters in the air, magically breathing life into the surrounding rod puppets. The kayon continues to be used throughout the performance for a variety of purposes. Its presence may indicate a change of scene, the entrance of a major character, elements of nature, or pieces of scenery such as a palace. The kayon may also be used to symbolize abstract themes such as war and destructive forces of nature such as fire and storms. Appropriately, the kayon is also the final puppet to be used in a performance—bringing to a close this depiction of the events of the spirit world
This kayon is decorated with a tree of life, the face of the demon Kala (“time”). The tree of life represents the universe and all of the creatures that inhabit it, from the demon giants located at the base of the tree to the birds that perch on its peak, the latter symbolizing the human soul. The demon Kala is surrounded by a halo of flames. His presence represents the annihilating forces that exist in the universe.
Photography by Xander Productions https://www.facebook.com/Xanderprod/
Model: designer Madzia Urbanik https://www.facebook.com/MissmadziaArtfashion/
Damien Castel, lighting master at club "Paradiso"
The last 6 photos:
Luca Chiapatti photography www.lucachiapatti.it
& Laura Campo De Luna https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauracampodeluna/
All photos taken in culture center OT301, Amsterdam
When you purchase this exclusive art coat you are supporting uniqueness, ethical sustainable fashion, a small business, conscious consumerism, revival of ancient handcrafting traditions.
Dry cleaning only.
No ironing, due to faux fur. Steaming is possible.
The coat has been treated with Coretex to protect from the rain, and it is advisable to use it once a year on any of the handpainted art coats
This is a ready-to-wear art coat can be shipped within 2-3 business days.
For personal wardrobe upcycling with your vintage or second hand coats or garments; or for upcycling from the vintage garments obtained from DURGA vintage wholesale partners; or if you wish to have a coat created from organic and recycled materials and artist's hand painting- the processing time can take up to 2 months and as soon as we have received the garments to create from we start the process.
We use the official Dutch posting services with Track & Trace (see Post.nl) on each item. Durga Universe is not responsible for the delays of postal (Post.nl) services.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & exchanges
If the item is customized to your measurements and a custom order we do not accept returns.
Otherwise returns are gladly accepted:
Contact me within 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations with custom-made items.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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