Lughnasadh Kaftan Offering

closed 07/09/2019

$333.00

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This Offering was inspired by the Sabbath Lughnasadh.  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 1-2 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 Ritual Origami Kaftan. The Ritual has a v neckline with a thin roll of fabric for adding accent and structure. The Origami is a relaxed cut with pockets incorporated into front panel detailing, making this design highly functional yet sophisticated in it’s unique accent and cut.

Spirits: Please scroll down the entire page to see a more in depth list of all involved with the making of this offering, their connection to Lughnasadh, and their energetic and medicinal properties. The quick list of all involved is Mugwort, Goddess Kali, Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi, Organic Cotton, Hemp, Wheat (Oats), Madder Root, Oak Galls, Reishi, He Shou Wu, Pearl, Tacos, Ashwagandha, Pine Pollen, Astragalus, Flower Essence of Honysuckle, Flower Essence of Rhododendron, Flower Essence of Poppy, Water, Fire, Metal(Iron), Air, and Earth. This image is an example of how these energies combine, your Kaftan will be similar, but also unique and One Of A Kind. All Kaftans will be made together in a group and each participant, including you, will be honored and represented during the Ritual of Making.

Ships July 26th: 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.

 

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Honoring Each Spirit

I believe that everything has a dynamic life force, personality, vibration, and divinity that deserves respect an autonomy. You, Me, Animals, Plants, Rivers, Minerals, The Stars and Planets, The Sea, The Air, Mycylium, Gods and Goddesses, Celestial Beings, The Elements, Stories, Language, Micro-organisms and all things still undiscovered or simply unseen. It’s my goal to be in right relationships with all Beings by acknowledging the unique knowledge, healing, and vibration their presence brings.

We have always had the ability to commune with the life forces that surround us and it is only in recent human history that we have forgotten. I’m so excited to see more and more people are reactivating these relationships and sharing their journey. It is through this shift in consciousness we will return to a more sustainable and balanced relationship with Gaia. Thank you for joining me in my humble attempt to honor these relationships in my work.

I’m excited to spend this life in a space of learning through apprenticeship, classes, personal practices, and simply holding space for this to come forward or change at any given moment. This is my souls work and spans many incarnations.

Below is a list of all Beings, known to me, who are present during the making of this specific offering. While I will give a brief descriptions of why I have chosen each for this Offering and their unique vibrations, this is mostly about holding space and gratitude for their presence. I would like to apologize to any beings I forget to mention and ask that I will have the humility and ability to see, hear, and feel you as I move forward with these offerings in the future.

The Land

The land on which I currently live and make these offerings is Catawba Indigenous Lands.

Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali, and Goddess Lakshmi

I am currently joining Laura Amazzone in her Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali Sadhanas on each New Moon and Sadhanas to the Goddess Lakshmi on each Full Moon. Because I’m developing a relationship wit these goddesses I think it is important to mention that their presence is a part of these offerings. I’ll be sharing more about this in an upcoming Gaia Goddess post so be sure to follow our Newsletter at the bottom of the page if you want to learn more.

Mugwort

Mugwort is the shaman of the plant world, a guide for both plants and animals to understand their own magic, their medicine, their souls. For Me Mugwort is a guide as I make each offering and it reminds me that all beings have a life energy, a “body” of sensitivity and feelings, and a spiritual essence or Self. Mugwort is also a guide for the other beings present to help them navigate their unique gifts to all called to participate in this offering. To learn more about my personal relationship with Mugwort and how they are apart of this process visit here.

Organic Cotton

The energetics that come through when working with cotton as a fabric are I’m soft, open, and supportive while also having healthy boundaries. It’s a wonderful fabric to wear when the day calls for an empath shield.

Hemp

There are so many things that I could say about the energetic and medicinal qualities of hemp but in an effort to keep it short and sweet I will touch on the ones that are most relevant when worn against the skin. Hemp has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties as a fiber, is strong and durable, and has a slight texture that exfoliates and stimulates the skin.

Wheat (Oats)

Oats are the star of the show in this offering and what I use to make the eco print. I have chosen them for this offering for 3 main reasons. The first is their energetic and medicinal properties of soothing the nervous system. The relentless heat of Summer can be very taxing on our bodys and oats beautifully cool and lubricate the nerves. The second, is oats are a great reminder to look at things from a plants point of view. They have ensured their survival through being delicious and useful to us in ways only a conscious being can. To learn more about the plants point of view I recommend reading Michel Pollan’s book Botany of Desire. The 3rd, is this is the time of year we harvest grasses and they are deeply connected with the celebration of Lughnasadh.

Madder Root

Ive added Madder to the bottom of this offering to remind us to be patient and grounded in our approach.

Saffron (Crocus)

 I chose Crocus to help us cast off skepticism and limiting beliefs so that we may open in softness to the Beings present in this offering. It promotes openness, clarity, and speaking ones truth.

YIN

Reishi, He Shou Wu, Pearl, Tacos, Ashwagandha, Pine Pollen, Artagulus

This is a tonic created by Sun Potion crafted to nourish feminine energy and harmonize the whole system. I use it daily and felt called to add it to the water bath during the bundle dyeing process. It balances Immunity, Creative Energy, Hormonal Balance, Mental Clarity, Stress Relief, Cellular Regeneration, Radiance, Healthy Circulation, Emotional Equilibrium, and Libido

Flower Essence of Rhododendron

I have added One Willow Apothecaries Rhododendron Flower essence to the water of the bundle dyeing process to help me locate and unfold my inner strength and ultimate heart, revealing myself as fertile, capable, and grounded in a place of self-sustainability that ultimately incites the growth of those around me.

Flower Essence of Honeysuckle

The Flower Essence of Honeysuckle is best known for helping us to embrace the present and let go of nostalgia for the past. For this reason honeysuckle also helps us let go of circular thought patterns or worry loops. I’ve included it here to help us all forge ahead.

Flower Essence of Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy flower essence beckons one to journey into the mysteries of creative visualization and is here to enhance our clairvoyant and telepathic skills.

Tannin (Oak Galls)

We use oak galls to pre-mordant our fabric. It is lovely for opening up plant fibers to help them receive the dye more easily. For this reason it is also energetically helping us be more receptive to the medicine of all present during this offering and softening our heart.

Alum

Alum is another mordant used to help the natural plant dyes bond with the plant fibers. Alum offers the energy of connection and vibrates a feeling of preservation and assistance.

Iron

We soaked the Oat Grass in iron water to help bring out their color and give a nice print during the bundle dye stage. Iron is often used as a mordant or an assist in natural dyeing.

The Elements

Water, Fire, Metal, Air, and Earth

I would just like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank the 5 elements and their crucial roll in making not only this offering, but life as we know it possible.

 

 

The Ritual of Making

The Process for the Lughnasadh Offering first starts with cutting and sewing the garment. Your garment will have a tag with your name sewn in to include your unique magic in the ritual. I have chosen The Ritual Origami design in Tissue Hemp/Organic Cotton for it’s pocket, ample surface area for displaying the combined Natural Dye techniques, and the light and airiness of the fabric for the Summer heat. After mordanting the garment with Tannin and Alum it is ready for eco printing or bundle dyeing. The Plant Spirit involved at this stage is Oats soaked in iron water to help bring out their color and give a nice print.  After being bundled and tied the garment is added to a pot of water with Yin Power, Saffron, The Flower Essence of Poppy, The Flower Essence of Honeysuckle, and the Flower Essence Rhododendron. After this part of the process is complete the garment is washed and cleaned of any remaining material. It is then dipped in our Madder Root for a touch earth energy. It then goes through a final rinse and loving Ritual before making it’s journey to you.

 

Meet The Maker

Meet the Maker

I am beyond excited to bring these Special pieces forward. It feels like the culmination of my 40 years earth side, yet I’m still only at the beginning of a very unique body of work. One that brings together many pieces of myself, while still allowing space for this to grow and change as I do. If you have made it this far, thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me. I will be sharing more as these pieces develop.