Introducing "Ode To The Gazelle Collection" by The Arabesque -
The inspiration for the design on this t-shirt comes from a lustreware plate made in 11th century Fatimid Cairo featuring a gazelle within an arabesque design. Fatimid ceramics exquisitely depicted scenes of nature and daily life. The gazelle was often a motif chosen by medieval Muslim artists because in Arabic literature this majestic animal was not only a treasured fauna of the desert but also represented beauty, grace and serenity. Women’s beauty was often directly compared to that of the gazelle. For instance, the 10th century poet al-Sanawbari (d. 945) writes in a verse written in praise of the beauty of the women of Raqqa:
We May Have Hunted Her Gazelles One Day
Her Gazelles Hunted Our Hearts Forever
A viewer of the original Fatimid plate in Cairo would have been reminded of the beauty and grace the gazelle represented within Islamic culture. We thought that we'd put a spin on this by putting this very interesting design on a t-shirt. You know you "slay it" when you walk around wearing a medieval Fatimid gazelle motif!
DESIGN: Cause I Slay
STYLE: Unisex Adult T-Shirt
SIZING: Check Drop Down Menu For Availability
Note: The XS Unisex size is available as a Youth large and it measures 18 x 24".
COLOR: Texas Orange
INK COLOR: Medium Gray
T-shirts will be shipped within 1-2 business days by USPS First Class Mail. Priority shipping available by request.
5-7 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Yes. We can gift wrap your purchase for an additional $10.00 service charge. Your gift wrapping is guaranteed to be unique and one of a kind. We use a variety of paper, ribbon, and decorative embellishments to create a very elegant gift wrap. Just let us know in a note at checkout that you would like your gift wrapped and we will create a gift wrapping listing for you in order to bill you for the service.
We are committed to providing our customers with well thought of and exceptionally made custom and personalized orders. Scroll through our website and our custom products section to get an idea of what you'd like. Anything you see on our website can be reproduced in larger or smaller sizes. We can also make things in the colors that suit you. Contact us and we will get back to you with an idea and proofs that will give you a good idea about what your project will look like.
Yes. Wholesale ordering is available. If you need a certain item or design in wholesale quantity we will certainly do that for you with competitive pricing. Please contact us for further details.
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