Kteis is a visual artist and designer based in Zagreb, Croatia.
Mostly preoccupied with mythology, culture, female and activist themes.
Besides working and experimenting with textile, she loves performance art and photography.
Silk as an ethereal organic mater suits perfectly vision of female power and transfers it beautifully into fashion.
For Kteis, there is no difference between Art and Fashion.
is a Greek word literary meaning
shell or vagina (as opposed to Phallos)
and it is commonly used meaning Great Mother or Goddess.
It summarizes everything Kteis loves: spirituality, creativity, art,
femininity, beauty and mystery.
The first collection Arachne is dedicated to spiders. They symbolize terrifying female power, creativity and wisdom.
Spider web is very inviting, mystical and meditative.
There are no spider images on any of the scarves, because women who wear it do have spider powers of their own and are an actual spider/owner of the web.
Labyrinths are ancient diagrams that emanate power and energy into their surroundings and to the people that use them.
There are seven main labyrinths and their energies are connected with 7 holy planets in astrology and thus with 7 colors, 7 metals, days, etc.
Labyrinths were firstly found in neolithic art and they are in tight relationship with Great Goddess and Earth, because they were mainly earthen structures, build as passages or carved in rocks.
Passing through Labyrinth is a symbolic path of initiation. Stepping into it is an act of great courage and reaching it’s center means reaching the point of enlightenment.
Don't compromise your style and attitude!
Though silk is beautiful and lustrous, due to it's beneficial charcteristics for people and environment it would be more appropriately called slow-fashion.
Silk is a high quality and durable fabric and will make a long lasting garment, not a waste.
EACH ITEM IS UNIQUE
Though the most of Kteis' designes are reproduced to look similair as the first version, they can never look the same because each one is hand made.×
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Kteis strives for better future!
All materials are natural and non toxic.
All materials are produced in fair trade.
For more information about these important issues, please, red About page.×
Kteis is a one woman band, making fashion creations from scratch to the final finish.
Find out more about the process and the personality behind it on About page.×
starting as low as 3.5$
Kteis ships all over the world!
Every order above 30$ gets a tracking number and an insurance.
Items arrive to USA within 15 business days and to the rest of the world even sooner!
For more details read Shop Policy page :)×
and everything handmade
All items are made from high quality natural fabrics and fibers.
All items are handmade by Kteis. Each detail is made carefully and finalized by hand, including sewing edges.
More details about silk and wool positive characteristics read in About Silk section..×