Houri T-shirt


HOURI (Hoo-ree). Houri means “flames” or “fire” in Armenian. Her hair reminded me of that. The background is inspired by embroidery from Marash (a once Armenian city over 1000 years old, now occupied by Turkey). Houri also means “Paradise Fairy” (հուրի բերի).

SHIPPING TIME: T-shirts are custom printed for each order. Manufacturing time is 4-5 BUSINESS days (don’t count weekends) plus shipping, 2-5 days depending on the part of the country you’re in. 

NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES ON THE TSHIRTS. Please use the size chart in photos to choose the correct size. THE WOMEN’S CUT T-SHIRTS RUN EXTREMELY SMALL. It is recommended to order one to two sizes larger for the womens’ cut shirts. 

  • 4.5 oz., pre-shrunk 100% Softstyle cotton
  • Double-needle stitched neckline and sleeves
  • 1/4 turned
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • 3/4″ seamless collar

Hantes (hawn-tess) is the Armenian word for school program. Armenian schools take their Hanteses very seriously. The costumes are always elaborate and beautiful. The teachers deserve awards for the performances they choreograph and prepare. I always looked forward to them and they embody some of my favorite memories from my childrens’ childhood.This illustration was inspired by a photo from a hantes performed at Chamlian Armenian School in Los Angeles.


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