The piece consists of a printed exploding mango, with the phrase “ham dekhein gey” and dates relevant to the history of censorship in Pakistan protruding out of it. The design is inspired by Mohammad Hanif’s book, "a case of exploding mangoes" which is a comic novel based on the 1988 plane crash of zia ul haq. The phrase “ham dekhein gey” holds great relevance, as this ghazal by renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, was sung by Iqbal Bano in a packed Alhamra Hall, despite a strict ban on such gatherings by then military dictator Zia ul Haq. The sleeve design is a collaboration with Lahore based calligraphy artists Zahid Mayo, who hand drew the phrase in Punjabi for Rastah. The front of the hoodie also includes INTERMISSION III custom designed logo, never to be reintroduced again.
The sweatshirt is constructed from 100% compact combed 500 gsm cotton fleece, custom milled for Rastah.
*THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION ITEM WHICH WILL NOT BE RESTOCKED ONCE SOLD OUT*
Slightly oversized fit
500 GSM compact combed fleece (custom milled)
“Rastah” INTERMISSION III monogram patched on front
Hand screen printed design on front
Washing/Handling: Hand wash with cold water inside out & hang to dry
Male Model: 5'11; Wearing Medium | Female Model: 5'8; Wearing Medium
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All Rastah pieces are proudly designed and manufactured in Pakistan. We partner with generational artisans to manufacture our products and are constantly researching innovative and environmentally-friendly ways to produce.
Block-Printing is an ancient Asian method of dyeing fabric. It involves intricately carving wooden blocks by hand and then using natural dyes to “print” onto the fabric. Block-printing is an environmentally friendly and durable technique we use on several pieces.
Handwoven fabrics are woven by hand by using a handloom. Handweaving produces zero pollution as it does not require electricity or any machinery. It is an artisanal craft that is inherently time-consuming. The outcome is timeless pieces of clothing built to last.
Patchwork involves handsewn patches of fabric that are then sewn onto our products. These patches are often block-printed as well. The result is a beautiful eye-catching patch that helps distinguish our pieces.