Thursday, July 17, 2008

Desi Tshirts

This is the 1st time I'm writing about clothes, but it is more from my love for all things Desi (Indian) Kitsch and NOW. I was surprised to see in my inbox a Tshirt sale announcement- What caught my eye was the magic words "CHOR BAZAAR". You call anything 'Chor Bazaar' & I will look. Chor Bazaar literally means a bazaar where you get all things stolen :) and In Bombay it means a treasure trove of antiques, labrynths and lanes crammed with all things from the rarest coasters, lampshades, to old brassware, antique nameplates to the choicest of old wooden antiques. But this Chor Bazaar sells Tshirts and rather cool ones I must say :)
This is the invite I found on their blog.
Anyone who has travelled India will recognise the "HE" and "SHE" from the signs seen outside public loos :)
The site header featuring an iconic scene from Bollywood
"PSYCHOLOGY OF TRAFFIC
Travel the roads of India and this Rorschach Ink Blot should make sense." :)
"INDIA STAMP. Rock Ashoka's Lions with pride. HINDUSTAN!"
"Ladki" simply means 'girl'
"Buri Nazar Wale Tera Mooh Kala" loosely translates to "if you dare cast an evil eye, your face will go black" and uses the coolest truck graphics style.

These are the guys behind this funky show. Only I couldn't figure if they are based out of India or abroad, either way, anyone can buy the stuff online :)

20 comments:

Arch at Rang said...

Very cool stuff! Love all the Desi graphics on the T-Shirts:-)

Nice to see loads of posts coming from you:-)

Arch

Gunjan Pai said...

vineeeeeeeeeeeeeee:)superb to read ur blog again.... and today again:)whoa, u r so missed, and here u r - with a bang - with a super post - i have come across the Chor bazaar thing before, n wanted2grab the 'ladki' tee, only i fear, it wont b my size... :) but the truck is a new one, and love it so... the lotus blog is beautiful too... love the appliqué stuff, subtle and beautiful - yay:)vin, keep writing... love:)

~ ॐ ~ said...

this is great....

I have bookmarked the page and am going to get something from them soonest :)

till then :) will keep coming back to this page to see the designs !!!

keep writing :)

indian yarn said...

devangiri script looks good on anything.
anrosh.

vineeta said...

Archana, Thank you!!! I thought they were damn cool too- The post was very spontaneous. I'm hoping to continue :)

vineeta said...

gunj :) looks like I'm on my way back :) you comment just made me grin & grin :)

vineeta said...

prashant, isn't the stuff really cool :) glad u liked it & yes, will keep writing :)

vineeta said...

Anrosh, I just checked out Indian yarn :) saw the posts and read 'about' you passion for the Indian fabric is just SO amazing :) what a fantastic surprise!! Keep it going!!!

bhumika said...

I love kitsch. It seems to be an intrinsic party of our culture -- right from the match boxes, the film posters to the art on trucks. It's only natural tnen to fall for these prints :) Thanks for sharing!

megha punater said...

vineeta i love the t shirts they are amazing.i love the kitsch.am a kitsch collector myself.you should visit this site, its a dutch designer called johan manschot called ECHT.just google it you will find it.amazing graphics.

Ashwiny said...

Hey vinita,
saw the site. Looks like they from the US. Its cool.Good to see you back. Even I have just come back from a vaction and very eager now to post in stuff. TC

Priyanka said...

you are back!! and how!! have been quite a bit of a lurker here..
Love your blog and the finds.. i remember you had posted about a shop called loose ends in bandra and i found it recently!! thanks a ton!! will definitely delurk from now on here....

vineeta said...

bhumika, you said it, Indians will be forever suckers for kitsch :) I for one LOVVVE it :)

Meghna, I HAVE to check this place you've told me to. Thanx :)

vineeta said...

ashwiny, welcome back to you too!!!! will hop across to yr blog & check it out :) I thought Chor bazaar is from the US too, but I didn't want to assume...

vineeta said...

Priyanka, :) I love lurkers :) but I love commentors better :)
Infact I'm about to bring some more useful shopping info from bombay- so watch this space :)

Chandan said...

How cool is this!!.. thanks for the post , just when I was begining to tire of the usual Tantra stuff..timely.

vineeta said...

Chandan, after a real long time :) good to see u here & glad u liked the stuff :)

MASALA CHAI said...

hey you !

good to see you back! Hows it going?

I'm hoping you are definitely back and with a bang too.

Chor Bazaar is totally kick ass, featured them when MASALA CHAI was a young little blog , I'm pretty sure they're based in the states. Also, I got their email :) , I have so many posts piled up that I need to get to , been oscillating between exhaustion and overworkedness . ALSO I am moving to your city !

Anyway , I probably won't be commenting often but gonna be checking your blog often-er. I'm glad Arch and you decided to come back , all the good desi blogs were starting to disappear one by one!

vineeta said...

Masala Chai, I was missing your comments :) You are moving to BOMBAY!!! Thats so brilliant!!!
I know a while back there I just wasn;t blogging- didn't feel like so didn't blog. Now I'm back & will be here for a while I guess- it just feels good to blog again. So yes, drop by more often :)

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