Product Description for Java Artisanal | 100% Recycled Cotton & Thread Espadrille Mules | Gingham - Solana
Handcrafted in Spain with impeccable attention to detail. Java is a carefree mule that's versatile and looks great with denim. The gingham pattern, called saput poleng, represents the coexistence of opposites and the goal of spiritual harmony.
- PETA-Approved Vegan
- 100% recycled cotton upper
- Tassels made with 100% recycled thread
- Embroidered with 100% recycled thread
- Printed with natural dyes
- Natural jute sole and cording
- Outsole made with 10-12% recycled ocean plastics
- Handcrafted in Spain
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About The Design
Java's gingham pattern uses the traditional Indonesian textile poleng poleng. With this pattern, the story goes back to the philosophy of balance, called Rwa Bhineda. The word saput literally means ‘blanket’ and poleng means ‘in two tones.’ In this blanket is an equal number of dark and light squares. Together they represent the coexistence of opposites and the ultimate goal of spiritual harmony. The fabric is often seen wrapped around the base of sacred statues.
We chose to use this pattern for our gingham Java design because it was in Yogyakarta that we experienced this harmonious dichotomy of "two tones." Yogyakarta, nicknamed Jogja, borrows its name from Ayodhya, the hometown of Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Literally, the name Yogyakarta translates to a place that is "fit to prosper." Today, it's packed with cars, motorbikes, and pedestrians. Yet beneath the noise exists harmony. The batik, the drama, the royal heritage, the music -- all point to an ancient culture from the 8th-10th century CE.
Solanas are handcrafted, combining traditional techniques and modern sustainable methods. Using recycled fabrics, plant-based dyes, natural jute, and recycled ocean plastics, Solanas inspire greater love for the world and care for the planet.
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