The First Quarter Moon arrives and she wakes you up. She smiles at you as you have taken time to set your intention and allowed yourself to rest. She encourages you to be clear and determined about your priorities. She guides you as you navigate your life -- to be purpose-driven instead of achievement-oriented, to be respectful instead of dominant, and to focus on your conscious action instead of easily distracted by random directions.
ANATOMY - Create (First Quarter Moon) Statement Necklace
- Base - Pure linen, ecoprinted with plants.
Inner layer - Indigo-dyed paper mulberry barkcloth.
Outer layer (the moon) - Habutai silk ecoprinted with sea almond leaves.
- Threads - Cotton yarn, dyed with indigofera tinctoria, jackfruit wood and marigold.
- Paper mulberry barkcloth bead dyed with jackfruit wood and marigolds.
- Citrine (creativity, alignment)
- Clear Quartz (clarity)
- Lapis Lazuli (inner power, manifestation)
- Sodalite (intuition, intelligence)
Necklace Cord Length: 50 - 75 cm (adjustable)
Pendant: 6.5 cm x 8.5 cm
Naturally-dyed, designed, and handcrafted by Novieta Tourisia. From her Arutala Journal, June 2020.
Arutala in Sanskrit -- the root of our ancestral language -- means rembulan, or how we call the Moon in Bahasa Indonesia. Moon phases -- Putaran Arutala, our ancestral intuition and the magic of womanhood (which beautifully relates to moon cycle) inspired me in birthing this collection.
Memoar Arutala consists of eight particles that interpret eight moon phases: Intention (New Moon), Breathe (Crescent Moon), Create (First Quarter Moon), Trust (Gibbous Moon), Clarity (Full Moon), Gratitude (Disseminating Moon), Giving (Third Quarter Moon), and finally Restore (Balsamic Moon) before it goes back to intention.
It's a loving reminder that every single path has a profound story worth to memorize, and for centuries our ancestors on our dear Earth used to "dance with the moon". The women were especially connected with the moon, understanding their state of mind, body and soul as each moon phase came; and they even calculated the right dates for cultural rituals and agricultural practice based on the moon phase, something that many of us had been disconnected for too long.
Above all, Memoar Arutala is a loving and grateful memorabilia dedicated to the Universe, who gives us herself as a sacred space we call our home.