The first cool tee of the year is the Bauhaus tee from Free clothing company. Its abstract, its artistic, its simple and its grey. Whats not to love?
Available on fab.com
This design features the image of a bronze cast of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the ancient Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern day Nigeria. The bronze is one part of a collection of world-renowned bronze artefacts from the region.
Iyoba Idia was of the Edo people. She was a warrior, protector, and a political & spiritual guide who fought for her son, Osegie, to claim the title of Oba of the Kingdom of Benin (c1504 to c1550). Her power and influence were such that she has been referred to as the ‘Hidden Oba’. She represents a timeless example of an African leader.
My mum is from Benin so naturally I LOVE THIS!
Our first cool tee for 2014 is too cute! Lettuce Turnip The Beet, get it?
It comes in adult as well as children’s sizes but I could not resist featuring this cool dude.
Check out the various size and colour options in Coup’s Etsy Store.
Finally a cool tee of our own! Whoop whoop. This one is called the Black Stars (which coincidentally is the name of the Ghanaian Football team. What a happy coincidence!)
Using beautiful Adinkra symbols from Ghanaian heritage, this tee is simple and easy to wear. Available in Hot Pink and White. Check it out right here. www.urbanknit.com/shop/black-star-adinkra-t-shirt/
Would love to hear what you think!
This tee is a complete indulgence on my part because J Dilla produced some of my favourite music in the entire world. A tad dramatic yes, but its the truth!
Like ‘The Light‘ on the Like Water for Chocolate album by Common.
For unbelievable music: http://www.j-dilla.com/
For the tees: http://shop.madina.co.uk/