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Hand Crafted Unisex Black Mughal Emperor T-Shirt (Cropped Fit)

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Charcoal Black Terry T-shirt x Mughal Art Motif 
INTERMISSION I

FEMALE MODEL:

HEIGHT: 5ft 5inches  
WEIGH: 105lbs
SIZE: SMALL

MALE MODEL:

HEIGHT: 6ft 1inches 
WEIGHT: 150lbs      
SIZE: LARGE

FIT AND DETAILING GUIDE:

Fits slightly oversized on the torso and arms, but slightly cropped in length. Shoulders are dropped, arm holes oversized, and body length cropped, giving it an effortlessly edgy and bespoke look that is perfect for the summer time. The collar, front body hem and middle back are ribbed, providing the garment with intricate and sophisticated texture dynamics. The chosen fabric for the garment is a premium terry cloth blend which was made specially for Rastah. The fabric for the motif and side-patch is hand loomed "Khaadi" fabric. The side patch is slightly distressed and front motif is finished with a grainy look. The garment is hand-crafted in the city of Lahore, Pakistan.

FURTHER INFO:

A limited edition hand crafted t-shirt exclusively for our close community. If you are reading this right now then we consider you a pivotal part of our journey (RASTAH) and invite you to get your hands on one of our exclusive pieces made just for you.

The front motif design is printed on a hand loomed sheet of Khaddar fabric. Khadi or khaddar is a hand-spun, hand-woven natural fiber cloth from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh mainly made out of cotton. There is a quite evident production constraint with this fabric as a single loom can only conjure up 5-7 meters of this delicate fabric in a day. Moreover, this process requires tremendous skill, expertise, and experience. It is truly a dying art form especially with the advent of modern day mass production facilities, however the quality produced through this hand-spun process cannot be compared to what is produced in giant facilities. 

The front motif is a Mughal inspired artwork and is finished off by an added textured grain. The patch you see on the right sleeve is made out of a distressed piece of hand loomed fabric and it features a bit of urdu poetry by the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar. He was also known as a renowned poet but most of his compositions were lost. This is one of the poems that was salvaged and it reads:

"

Never was it as difficult to talk as it is now,
never was your company as it is now 
Who has taken away your peace, and....
O my heart you were never so ........ as you are now

"

This is truly a piece that takes you back and celebrates the elements that cultivated modern day south asian culture, tradition, and art. 

 

Material and Care

  • 260 GSM Cut & Sew 
  • Premium Terry Cotton Blend 
  • Machine wash cold
  • Low iron on reverse side
  • Do not dry clean

 

 

"Rastah is an up-and-coming streetwear label committed to sustainability while supporting its local artisans for all of its designs"

– HYPEBAE

"There’s also a new streetwear label out of Pakistan who is also championing South Asian culture and its pieces are just downright cool, too."

– VOGUE

“Rastah is a streetwear label from Pakistan that prides itself in the country’s heritage, applying traditional patterns and construction methods and giving them a more modern spin for today’s more casual clothing designs.”

– HYPEBEAST

“Rastah is a Pakistani fashion label which is swiftly beginning to carve its very own, gritty niche in the global streetwear industry.”

– FORBES

“Rastah is pioneering the harmony of traditional and contemporary design from South Asia”

– VICE

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