Ebony Fula Bust, long sleeve tee
This heavier weight, cozy long sleeve tee is being offered for the first time to introduce Denisio Truitt's latest collection: My Mother's House. Its neutral pallet and relaxed fit make for an ideal statement piece for winter layering.
- Light Grey, heavy wash jersey for authentic soft, worn-in comfort
- 100% cotton
- Ribbed cuffs
- Side vents
- Vivid direct to garment (DTG) print
- Relaxed, unisex fit
- Ships in 5-7 business days
About the Artwork
This bust was a wedding gift to the artist's mother from her bridesmaids in 1979. It is carved out of ebony wood and features a traditional hairstyle worn by the Fula peoples of Guinea. Denisio chose to employ a digital form of kintsugi, a Japanese repair technique where one fills the cracks and chips of an old object with gold. Rather than hiding the damage, kintsugi is meant to honor the history of an object by adding value to its flaws. Gold is also a major theme in Denisio's artwork as it is a precious metal central to Liberian culture and beauty.