2020: The EMPEROR // HEARTH
The EMPEROR // HEARTH: our offering created especially for the year 2020, correlating to this year's numerological tarot card.
When we take time to build structures rooted in the foundation of our deepest wishes for ourselves and the greater world, we create the potential for unfolding and collaborating within nurturance and strategy rather than unknowingness. Even Mystery is supported by ritual.
Emperor Year is providing a platform for us to get strategic and precise about the way we interact with imposed structures: Capitalism, Time, Patriarchy, Gender... yes all the big ones. We are tracing through methods back to a way of loving boundaries; creating and naming our own desires and needs rather passively accepting the outdated systems created to control us. It starts in our bodies.
How do act on your love for the world and for yourself? Daddy is the one who creates structure. Who is Daddy to you? What would your life look like if you created clarity around everything that determines the tangible aspects of your life? The Emperor reminds us of our ability to be our own best daddy, creating structural safety that benefits the entire collective. The Emperor asks us to get clear about How we organize Freedom.
What is the shape of the vessel that holds your heart? What is the shape of the vessel that holds your life? How can you adjust these structures to support your deepest softening? Spread out into yourself, held within the sovereignty of your own vision, rather than an imposed depiction. Lay it all out on the table, locate your truth, lift the veil on assumed realities, protect your flame, and organize.
This first batch of Emperor leotards is offered in natural golden Marigold Blossom dye :) We had the good fortune of being able to dry and save a heap of flowers this year, so for the first time, we have marigold dye in Spring :) Each leotard is made to order- please allow 6 weeks for our creation process.
SHOWN in HIGH CUT, also available in CLASSIC HIP by request. (photo of Serafina shows placement of classic leg.)
plant dyed leotards are currently running slightly small;
S: 0-2 waist 24, hip 32 SIZE SMALL IS RUNNING VERY SMALL. Size up if you're in between.
M: 2-4 waist 26/27, hip 34
L: 6-8/ smaller 10 Waist 28-31, Hip 36-40
XL: 10-12 smaller 14 Waist 32-34, Hip 40-42
XXL: 14-16 smaller 18 Waist 36-40, Hip 44-48
(any other size is available made to measure; select Custom)
Please send measurements if you're unsure about your sizing.
machine washable with gentle soap only,
please hang to dry out of direct sunlight to preserve plant dyes.
Each garment is patterned, cut, sewn, and printed with hand carved blocks by Serpent & Bow, with care and purpose throughout each step of construction. These pieces are made to order, and may take up to 6 weeks to ship. Organic cotton-lycra cloth is grown and knit in the USA, and dyed in a closed loop system to protect water sources.
Organic Cotton cloth is grown and knit in the USA.
Patterned, cut, dyed, printed, and sewn in house by Rachel Blodgett and Sarah Von Sternberg. All design, vision, and pattern work by Rachel Blodgett.