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- 50% Polyester; 25% Soft cotton; 25% Rayon
- Light fabric (4.3 oz/yd² (146 g/m²))
- Sewn in label
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FuN FAcTs About Skull Art:
It remains unclear when the human skull made its way from the dark coffers of Halloween décor to mainstream fashion. But it is believed that the biker gang subculture first bought skulls into the public glare.
They just loved the skull and couldn’t have enough of it. They sported it on rings, t-shirts, jackets, headgear and most importantly, even on their bikes. Recall the insanely cool choppers of yore with skull shaped handles? It was the perfect expression of the uniqueness that the subculture yearned for. And boy, did it alienate them from the conventional. But call it the fascination for the sinister, the skull soon started to make an appearance on the ramp. Hollywood took notice too and from there; it has become ubiquitous in fashion. Today, it’s everywhere.
A lot of people steer away from wearing the skull because of its morbidity and its extensive use in the dark ages. But that’s not the only thing that the skull symbolizes even though it always manages to get highlighted.
It was in the 16th and 17th century that the skull first started to be used with the deathly grin. The statement that often accompanied it was ‘Memento Mori’ which in Latin means, ‘Never forget that you must die’. In what was undoubtedly a gruesome ritual, the skull of an enemy was used as a drinking cup in ancient England. The skull was also used as a symbol for death by literary giants like Shakespeare. One of the most unforgettable scenes from Hamlet features the titular character holding a skull. In more recent times, one of the most enduring images from the Hollywood movie ‘The Terminator’ shows a pile of human skulls in a dystopian world taken over by machines. Once again, the skull symbolizes death. The use of the Skull on the Nazi Secret Service insignia though symbolized undying loyalty to the führer until death. The more recent resurgence of the skull in fashion circles has often been associated with the popularity of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Due to the grim origins and the obvious morbidity associated with the skull, it made its way into symbols and signs that signified danger. The skull with crossbones for example, became a popular symbol for poison. The same symbol was also used by pirates on their flags to warn others of the potential danger that could befall them if they decided to lock horns with them.
In many cultures, the skull was paired with wings to symbolize life after death. A serpent making its way through the eye socket was used to depict the knowledge one gathers in the afterlife. Many cultures like the Aztecs, for example, used the skull to depict good luck. When it comes to gamblers, the skull with a roll of the dice featuring black cats and sevens symbolizes reverse bad luck, which means that they are just going to hit a winning streak putting an end to their bad streak.
After popular subculture and art, the next most popular reference of the skull is associated with heavy metal music. Heavy Metal as a genre has always placed a special emphasis on visual imagery and mascots hold a special place in the hearts of fans. Some of the most popular mascots have been inspired from the skull. Be it Chaly, the winged skull that was a prominent feature on most of Overkill’s covers, Vic Rattlehead from Megadeath or Eddie from Iron Maiden. Eventually, the use of the Skull spilled over into other genres like Punk Rock and Goth.
The onus of introducing the skull into Haute Couture undoubtedly goes to Alexander McQueen, the British Fashion Designer who with his rebellious sense of style made the skull even more popular than it was. The skull has featured prominently in many of his creations. So much so, that his trademark creation, the skull-print scarf is still considered to be one of the most popular fashion accessories among the rich and the famous. After McQueen, fashion designer Lucien Pellat-Finet introduced the skull to his uber-luxurious cashmere which quickly rose in popularity. Ed Hardy is a more recent proponent of the skull motif in his creations.
FuN FAcTs About Tigers:
As the largest member of the cat family, tigers are strong, powerful and one of nature’s most feared predators. Their beautiful orange and black striped coats provide camouflage when hunting prey at night when they can reach speeds of 65 km/hr (~40 mph).
Tigers are native to Asia, but their range today is much smaller than it used to be, and includes South-east Asia, India, western China, and some parts of Russia, with breeding populations present in Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia and Nepal. In terms of habitat, tigers inhabit a range of environments, but generally prefer areas with dense cover, like forests, with access to water and plenty of prey. Dens are positioned in secluded areas such as in caves, among dense vegetation or in hollow trees.
Tigers are powerful apex predators that are at the top of the food chain and capable of killing animals over twice their size. They are nocturnal hunters and will travel many miles to prey on a variety of animals including deer, buffalo and wild boar; native ungulates are the favorite. Not wanting to waste food, remains of large kills may be dragged to a thicket and loosely buried with leaves, ready to be returned to later.
Tigers are solitary, living alone in scent-marked territories that vary in size depending on the availability of prey. If there is plenty of prey available, the area can support more tigers, so territories will be smaller and tiger numbers higher.
Female tigers reach sexual maturity at around 3–4 years of age, whilst males mature later at around 4–5. There is no particular breeding season, with female tigers entering estrous, and therefore able to conceive, every 3–9 weeks. However, tigers usually breed in the cooler months from November to April. Females attract males and let them know they are ready to reproduce by vocalizing and marking their territory with distinct smelling urine.
Litters of two to six cubs are born around 16 weeks after copulation. Male tigers have nothing to do with the female or the young. Cubs remain with their mothers for two to three years, after which they disperse to find their own territory. Hunting lessons begin when cubs are around six months old, with them becoming competent hunters at around 11 months and fully independent at around 18 months.
Large predators need to be able to sneak up on their prey, and the tigers distinctive coat acts as camouflage, hiding them as they stalk prey in dense vegetation. No two tigers have the same stripes, enabling individuals to be identified by their unique pattern of stripes.
Unlike other cats, tigers are good swimmers and often cool off in lakes and streams during the heat of the day.
Three sub-species of tiger are already extinct and one species, the South China tiger, is thought only to survive in captivity. Tigers are endangered, and some the biggest threats to their survival include illegal poaching, loss of habitat due to agriculture and urbanization, and reduction in prey availability. Increased interactions between tigers and humans and tiger attacks also results in tigers being killed.
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