An homage to the historical homeland of Armenians (now present-day Eastern Turkey) where many were involved in trade, commerce, agriculture and the arts. The Armenian Genocide of 1915 led to the annihilation of the population in the area, seizure of all properties belonging to Armenians and destroyed the region as a cultural center for its inhabitants. After the genocide, survivors from the region were dispersed across the world, becoming part of the global Armenian diaspora. The Western Armenian dialect - spoken for millennia - is now considered an endangered language by UNESCO.
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Watercolor print - Water-based printing features inks that are soft, breathable and able to soak into the fabric of the garment, rather than sitting on top, making for an extra soft, no-feel print.
Established in 1606 and designated as the Armenian quarter of Isfahan in central Iran, New Julfa was named after Julfa (also called Jugha) in Nakhichavan after Shah Abbas settled over 150,000 Armenians from the original city to what was then the Persian Empire.
Called the hub of "one of the greatest trade networks of the early modern era" Armenian merchants controlled the silk trade from New Julfa, exporting silk to Europe, China, and America. This forever changed the global market as the cross-cultural link between the East and West.
Though the population has significantly dwindled, New Julfa remains and is remembered as one of the most significant Armenian quarters in the world, with the 17th century Holy Savior Cathedral church still in use today.
Lada is the oldest car brand of the former Soviet Union, which was launched in 1966, belonging to the Russian automaker AvtoVAZ. The most remarkable features of these cars were their low consumption, purchase cost and long life.
• Blue, Tri-Blend (Very soft, vintage feel) • 50% poly, 25% cotton, 25% rayon • Fashion fit tee • Fits true to size • Screen printed by hand