Sekai Megara is one of five patterns woven for the Oscha Team Purple group exclusive. The Purple Reign collection is an exclusive preorder by the group ‘Oscha Team Purple’ and features 5 patterns: Andaluz Maleficent, Sekai Megara, Matrix Ursula, Orion Narissa, Victoriana Briar-Rose. Orion Narissa was a bonus pattern to keep the warp exclusive and cater to everyone’s different tastes (or almost everyone).
Order form opened on April 27th 2016 and closed on May 8th. Items were shipped on October 4th 2016. Draw for extra extra’s on October 21st 2016.
“Ballet pink and purple gently shimmer across this cotton and pure bamboo wrap. Shiny, soft organic combed cotton is complemented by the cushy thickness of our pure bamboo weft, for a wrap which is strong, breathable and perfect for all ages.
50% organic combed cotton, 30% pure bamboo, 20% cotton, 306gsm, 64cm wide.”
The names of the wraps/colourways are based on mythology and fairy tales – some might know them mostly from Disney movies. The names represent Dark (weft, villains) and Light (weft, princesses/maidens). Additionally the whole collection’s name (Purple Reign) is a nod to the song ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince (or whatever you want to call him) who passed away on April 21st 2016, around the time the collection was completed. The definitive names were decided by the admin team. Not all members were pleased with it, especially with the name Ursula, but in the end it was just a name.
Purple pantone used is 2607C.
First introduced in the hugely popular Oceania Part One collection, Sekai has since become a steady favorite. Sekai, believed to be derived from the word ‘seigaiha’ (meaning ‘wave’, source: Immortal Geisha) is often also interpreted as ‘dragon scales’ or ‘WiFi signals’. It was first seen on the border of the Okinami and Kasumi patterns. A variation on this pattern is SekaiLove.
Megara (“Meg”) is a character from Disney movie Hercules, forced by villain Hades to play the Damsel in Distress in order to try and get Hercules out of the way.