The Vivian Silk Kimono in Moray print from MONA SWIMS is a luxurious beach cover-up. Its patterned with a tribal inspired hand painted print, designed in-house at MONA SWIMS and created from light airy silk, featuring Kimono style sleeves and a ruched style drawstring belt feature with extra volume on the skirt, it can be worn open or closed. Wear it as evening wear or as luxury beachwear.
100% Silk Charmeuse, handmade in Ireland
The Moray Print is inspired by the beautiful skins of the Zebra Moray Eel found in the Amazonian and Rivers of Mexico. A MONA in-house design, It was created using an original discharge technique thats hand painted onto black Silk, which works by bleaching the Silk creating organic texture and depth with an ombre’d effect. This print has a tribal and symbolic influence from time spent in Mexico .
Moray Eel Symbolism & Meaning
In the world of magic occupied by animal spirits, the eel symbolizes the ability to survive come what may. They are shape shifters, naturally mysterious and elusive and they have a no-nonsense approach to survival. In other words, they are not afraid to get to pull a trick or two from their sleeves if it means being able to escape their current predicament.
Eels are pretty stealthy with their tactics, and are pretty good with the whole “smoke and mirrors” effect. They are the perfect embodiment of a now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t philosophy, evading the spotlight and leaving the audience wondering where they are and how they did it.
While these natural magician talents could have been used for more spectacular effects, the eel spirit animal uses it to keep a low profile. That does not mean you can’t find them, though. More often than not they can be found silently observing those around them, remaining in the murky depths until the need to show themselves arise.
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