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Tea Break for Kali

Design by Blair Sayer

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foknlesd on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:58:39

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foknlesd on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:56:49

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AshKenn87 on Aug 13, 2011 at 01:43:21

I love the illustration and was pleased with the quality of the shirt. I get compliments every time I wear it. I have many Indian friends and none of them found this shirt offensive, like Peppermint said they thought it was charming.

fraumiau on Aug 12, 2011 at 17:57:44

This is one of my favorite shirts in my closet!!!!

Avp on Aug 9, 2011 at 20:10:17

I need this shirt. Reprint pls

Mr Rocks on Jul 1, 2011 at 00:21:43

Thanks for coming to the rescue Peppermint. you hit the nail on the head with what I intended to convey by saying "because it's disarming to see such a powerful figure as Kali engaged in acts that are so utterly human. To my sensibilities, it is charming rather than offensive."

PeppermintStarlight on Jun 30, 2011 at 18:42:16

While I understand the concerns of the previous commenter, I see nothing that is truly offensive to the Hindu faith or Kali Ma in the design of this shirt. It wasn't the designer of the shirt who called her the goddess of "destruction" and "pain," it was just some random uninformed person. I'm not an adherent of any specific religion, but I've long been fascinated by Kali Ma. To me, she represents the flow of time and the loving energy that permeates all of space-time even as individual beings are born, grow old, and die. From a microcosmic perspective, death appears frightening and "evil". But from the macrocosm, as represented by Kali Ma, it's just a part of the natural order and is no more "good" or "evil" than living. This shirt is humorous because it's disarming to see such a powerful figure as Kali engaged in acts that are so utterly human. To my sensibilities, it is charming rather than offensive. There are other shirt designs on Threadless that feature divine figures out of their original contexts (e.g. Jesus Christ dressed as a Jedi wielding a crucifix as a light saber), and I have yet to see one that I think is neither funny nor clever. I must suggest that anyone who actually gets miffed when they see images like these should take a few moments for introspection and honestly ask themselves why they find such things upsetting. Will the existence of this T-shirt really promote misinformation and prejudice against followers of Sanatana Dharma in Western countries? I don't believe so. It seems to me that this shirt could actually spark positive and educational conversations when worn by a knowledgeable person who is willing to communicate.

mythsandmeanings on Apr 21, 2011 at 17:28:27

Nice design, but might be met with consternation even by non-observant Hindus like me....because... um, this ISN'T our goddess of "Destruction and PAIN" you know. Kali's something else entirely. Go look it up.

Her meaning is lost on Eurocentric imaginations, as the meaning of the design is lost on us...we don't 'get it' but we also won't take offense because someone else obviously didn't 'get' Kali. Oh, well.

makbulfida on Apr 8, 2011 at 03:52:51

this is awesome

Steven Rice on Apr 3, 2011 at 20:18:28

got my shirt and its AWESOME!!

loveliestlover on Mar 22, 2011 at 21:00:17

I completely love this shirt-- bought it and i love it :)

Malink717 on Mar 9, 2011 at 22:14:51

This is my unintentional name sake!

The Hindu Goddess of Destruction and PAIN! I LOVE IT :D

Robsoul on Jan 4, 2011 at 18:03:58

Great illustration and beautiful print.

bortwein on Jan 4, 2011 at 12:03:22

very nice Blair! Loving the colors.

FRICKINAWESOME on Jan 4, 2011 at 01:09:27

Really sweet select man, glad yours made it under the wire!

Tea Break for Kali
Tea Break for Kali