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Paraguay Organic T-Shirt

Paraguay Organic T-Shirt

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Watercolor painting by Ana Maria Sanchez of Amaria Studio.

20% of each sale will go towards a KIVA loan in Paraguay.

Painting features the legislative building called El Cabildo. North of the Plaza de los Héroes near the waterfront is the pink cabildo (colonial town council), which was once the center of government. This influential cultural center is a meeting place for bohemian thinkers, hosting regular cultural events and exhibitions by local artists, historians and academics.

Painting also has a guampa which is a mate gourd made from bull horn. Used for serving tereré. Tereré, the national drink of Paraguay, is similar to an iced herbal tea, except it’s made with cold water right off the bat, rather than brewed with hot water, which is then cooled. It can be drunk plain, or amped up with the addition of citrus fruits and herbs.

There are also chipitas in the painting. Chipas are cheese and anise seeds breads that are often sold in baskets on the roadside in Paraguay. These small, savory breads are sold by the bagful for under a dollar by street vendors known as chiperas. Chiperas have helped to transform the chipa into an identifying symbol of Paraguay throughout Latin America.

The passion flower is the national flower of Paraguay, which is also featured in this painting.

And last but not least Ñanduti. Ñandutí, from a Guarani word, ñándutî, meaning "spider web," is very fine white lace similar to a woven spider web. A handicraft of Paraguay, it is estimated to date back to the eighteenth century. Its original form was an adaptation by the indigenous people of Paraguay of the fine ornamental garments introduced by the Spanish during the colonization of America. Ñandutí differed fundamentally from European laces in that the latter are made by removing threads from the fabric, while ñandutí is made by weaving threads on a frame separate from the fabric. In the early twenty-first century it is made with a great variety of stitches and is considered to be a local cultural expression.

20% of each sale will go towards a KIVA loan in Paraguay.

Go natural—order this t-shirt and enjoy the comfort of a truly all-natural organic cotton that is grown and harvested without any fertilizers and pesticides. The high-quality ringspun cotton yarns make sure that the fabric is extra soft and durable. If you’re looking to invest in ethical clothing that is sure to last and has a low environmental impact, look no further than this organic t-shirt!

• 100% certified organic ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 5.5 oz/yd² (186.5 g/m²)
• Regular fit

Size guide

S (inches) 28 18 ½ 7 ½
M (inches) 29 20 ½ 8
L (inches) 30 22 ½ 8 ½
XL (inches) 31 24 ½ 9
2XL (inches) 32 26 ½ 9 ½
S (cm) 71.1 47 19
M (cm) 73.7 52 20.3
L (cm) 76.2 57.2 21.6
XL (cm) 78.7 62.2 22.9
2XL (cm) 81.3 67.3 24.1
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