This Offering was inspired by the Winter Solstice which is a celebration of the longest night or the rebirth of the Sun on Dec 21st. This time of year holds the power of rebirth, regeneration, and is a great time for self reflection and self care. In Pagan times the Winter Solstice was referred to as Yule and was a celebration of the Goddess Moon energy. I'm using the Wheel of the Year as a jumping off point for each offering to honor and deepen our relationship with the seasonal cycles in the Northern hemisphere. Each offering will be available for 2-3 weeks and then will end in time for me to make and ship your garment so that it arrives before that Sabbath. I'm so excited to share a more in depth journey into my life's work as an herbalist, clothing designer, yogini, and environmentalist. It is my hope that through these offering we will connect more deeply with Gaia together.
The Garment Design: The garment design for this offering is the Poncho and is made from our Stone Washed Silk. A perfect design for layering this multi functional piece can be worn as a cape, scarf, dress layer, and shawl. This versatile Free Size design and luscious silk fabric make this offering a special treat to oneself or an especially wonderful Gift to another.
Spirits: Please scroll down the entire page to see a more in depth list of all beings involved with the making of this offering, their connection to Winter Solstice and their energetic and medicinal properties. The quick list of all involved is Mugwort, Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali, Goddess Lakshmi, Silk, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Saffron, Reishi, He Shou Wu, Pearl, Tocos, Ashwagandha, Pine Pollen, Astragalus, Flower Essence of Star of Bethlehem, Flower Essence of Sage, Flower Essence of Rhododendron, Iron, Water, Fire, Metal, Air, and Earth. This image is an example of how these energies combine, your Poncho will be similar, but also unique and One Of A Kind. All Ponchos will be made together in a group and each participant, including you, will be honored and represented during the Ritual of Making.
Ships Dec 16th: My apologies that garments shipped outside the U.S. may not reach you in time for this specific Solstice. There is a chance it could be held by your countries customs office and I have no way of predicting or controlling if this will happen. If you would like your garment to ship quickly once complete please choose EXPRESS Shipping during checkout.