RITES Part IV: UNION
Part of you (on a pedestal) spreads into the sun, growing
Becomes overgrown, even.
Like Sunflowers, when their stems snap from the weight of their heavy heads
Meanwhile, there is another story inside of you, laying low, fermenting.
This part aches
pulling like a vacuum, claiming secret energies: your dreamtime
Sometimes even grabbing the wheel in full daylight (breeding shame)
Some fateful day-
The tectonic plates of you smack against each other,
it feels violent. In clarity you can see parts you've boxed into corners
or placed on pedestals
Naming them in binaries: good-bad, light-dark, trauma or honor
UNION is the moment when opposing parts meet,
saying, Wait, I know you! Put out your hand
Union is created when dis-integration and fragmentation
have become brittle, like porcelain
Union is the moment of alchemy when seemingly opposing parts
come together, reflecting your true form, iridescent,
UNION includes hand-dyed and braided Indigo cords. Made from beautiful, soft, heavyweight black (and natural white) cotton-lycra cloth, dyed in a closed-loop system to protect our waterways. Suitable for dancing, napping, acrobatics, or ritual use. Constructed by hand with care and purpose: made to last. Crotch is lined with cotton and heavyweight cotton-lycra cloth is opaque and lovely. These garments are made to last.
Organic cotton-lycra cloth is grown and knit in the USA. Cotton cloth is patterned, cut, dyed, printed, and sewn in house by Rachel Blodgett and Sarah Von Sternberg.
All design, vision, and pattern work by Rachel Blodgett.
Released in a small batch, made to order in the size of your choice.
Please note your size in the Order Notes upon purchase,
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Please allow up to 6 weeks for shipment.
Worn by Madison Heaton and Sarah Von Sternberg
Photos by Cecilia Senocak