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Day of the Dead Unisex Short Sleeve Tee, The Return of Mexico's Monarch Messengers. Halloween Sugar Skull, Grunge, Streetstyle t-shirt

Day of the Dead Unisex Short Sleeve Tee, The Return of Mexico's Monarch Messengers. Halloween Sugar Skull, Grunge, Streetstyle t-shirt

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Did you realize the Monarchs return to their Mexican home of origin right around Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead? They are often believed to bring messages of those who yearn to communicate with their loved ones. This belief transcends religions, even agnostic ones. Butterflies seem to have an in with those who've passed.

Now who is Catrina? You've seen her during every festival surrounding the Day of the Dead; the woman in elaborate clothing and a face of bone. Her origins trace back to Mictēcacihuātl – the queen of the Aztec underworld of Chicunamictlan. Her role was to watch over the bones of the dead and greet the dead when they broke through the veil. The term Catrina followed long after, as a political commentary that those with the worst greed are exactly the same in the end as that of the most humble pauper. In the end, they equally reduce to rot and bone.

I was compelled to design this shirt to release the energy of these truths bottled up inside me. I believe in the power behind decomposition, I believe the Monarchs are messengers, I believe people who think they are more noble because they hoard riches are fools. We tend to adore Halloween in the U.S. and approve of Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico. It would serve us all to continue to ask deeper questions of why.

If you'd like a version without the pocket image of the butterfly and skull in the front, send me a message with color/size and I can make a special one for you. It will reduce the price a little.

This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment's shape for longer. .: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors-Heather varieties are a cotton/poly blend) .: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)) .: Retail fit .: Tear away label .: Runs true to size


100% airlume combed and ringspun cotton unless it's a Heather color, in which it is 52/48 cotton/poly blend

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Care Instructions

  • Machine wash cold, inside-out, gentle cycle with mild detergent and similar colors. Use non-chlorine bleach, only when necessary. No fabric softeners.
  • Hang-dry for longest life or tumble-dry on low
  • Cool iron inside-out if necessary. Do not iron the design area.
  • Do not dry clean.
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