Japanese Knot Ooki Zen with linen
As far as I can see Japanese Knot Ooki Zen with linen is the first jacquard woven release sold online by Oscha Slings! (The grad dyed linens were up first and there was a pre-order for Nouveau Ecru before this. However the preorder was shipped long after JKO Zen went up for sale.)
Purchase went by way of random draw (send an e-mail) because of problems with the website on the 25th: “It looks like we’re gonna have problems getting this online quickly, so here’s the new plan: We have such limited quantities of this wrap (only a couple each in sizes 5, 6 and 7) and we’ve received a number of emails asking to reserve one. So in the interests to fairness if you would like one, please email us (stating the size you would like) and we will draw names out of a hat this evening.
If there are any left after this we will list them on the website. Prices are listed below.. thanks everyone for your enthusiasm 🙂
Size 7 – £93
Size 6 – £89
Size 5 – £84”
It was also enthusiastically reviewed on the Natural Mamas forum.
24 June 2011: “Japanese Knot Zen (ooki) 20% linen. Ecru cotton/linen threads and a black cotton thread gives a subtle silvery shimmer. Available in extremely limited quantities later this afternoon or evening on our website.”
25 June 2011: “It looks like we’re gonna have problems getting this online quickly, so here’s the new plan:
We have such limited quantities of this wrap (only a couple each in sizes 5, 6 and 7) and we’ve received a number of emails asking to reserve one. So in the interests to fairness if you would like one, please email us (stating the size you would like) and we will draw names out of a hat this evening.
If there are any left after this we will list them on the website. Prices are listed below.. thanks everyone for your enthusiasm
Size 7 – £93
Size 6 – £89
Size 5 – £84″
19 June 2011: “In the meantime I will have some very small quantities of a special wrap ready in the next week or so
22 June 2011: “Hmmm I think Friday seems like a very special day ”
21 July 2011: “We’ve just added a Japanese Knot ‘Zen’ 20% linen ring sling to the site. We managed to get one of these made from the short run recently.” and “The 20% linen has a slight silvery sheen to it and has gold rings and the new shoulder style*. Its a little shorter than our standard ring slings, measurements are on the site too.”
2 December 2011 on how many wraps were made: “I think there were about 12.”
*This refers to the new pleated shoulder aka Highland Pleat.
The gsm for this has been custom calculated as 272 g/m2; unverified by Oscha.
“Solo lines of colourways and patterns. These are not linked to a Collection, being exclusive, stand-alone editions.”
In this case, Japanese Knot Ooki Zen with linen being one of the first releases, it wasn’t planned as part of a Collection.
‘Ooki’ means ‘big’ in Japanese. The Japanese Knot design comes in two variations, Ookii and Chiisai (chiisai predictably meaning ‘small’).
Because the word ‘ooki’ is used as an adjective you will commonly see it written as ‘ookii’ or ‘ooki na’. Before 2016 Ookii was actually spelled Ooki in wrap names. As explained above, the correct way to write it is Ookii and this has been changed on Oscha’s website and FB page since 2016. Because many people know these wraps by their ‘old’ names, those that have been originally released with the name ‘Ooki’ remain uncorrected.
Japanese Knot, Nouveau, Starry Night, Strato and Roses were the first jacquard woven patterns released in 2011.
A truly peaceful, calm colourway in ecru and black, Zen is and has been a very popular colourway since the beginning. A ‘jeans wrap’ to be combined with almost anything you’re wearing, you can’t go wrong with an Oscha Zen wrap.
Zen originated in China and developed as a distinguished Chinese style of Buddhism. Zen emphasizes rigorous meditation-practice and insight into Buddha-nature. It also emphasizes the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others. As such, it de-emphasizes mere knowledge of sutras and doctrine and favors direct understanding through zazen and interaction with an accomplished teacher. Source: Wikipedia.
Japanese Knot Ooki
24 June 2011
25 June 2011
20% linen/80% cotton
Ring sling, Wrap
|Retail price (sz. 6)||