Irish language multilingual Irish dance purple ladies t-shirt. Connecting Irish dancing as Gaeilge with Europe through language, calligraphy and dance.
Damhsa meaning dance in Irish. Perfect for dance lover, or Irish language supporter. Inspired by the Irish Language and Irish dance culture.
Irish dancing soft shoes drawing with danse, baile, damhsa, tanzen, dance written in calligraphy around them. Shoes are printed in silver with white writing in French, Spanish, Irish, German, English.
Women's T-shirts - Purple(S, M, L, XL, XXL) or limited number of sleeveless red.
Kids - ages 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Quality soft cotton, machine washable. I use Sol Imperial t-shirts for printing which are part of the Fair Wear Foundation.
100% semi-combed Ringspun cotton
Reinforcing tape on neck
Digitised hand draw calligraphy design & handprinted by Angelina Foster.
Damhsa is Dance as Gaeilge (story of design).
Wherever I have travelled, time and time again, I meet people who love Irish dancing and the connection it gives them to Ireland. In Art College, we studied Degas ballerinas. I loved the movement and energy expressed in his drawings! But ballet to me was not a part of Irish heritage. I decided to look closer to home and draw from Irish dancers.
With this piece, I wanted to connect through language and calligraphy with Irish dancing. My drawing of the dancing feet is enclosed by Dance expressed in 5 European languages of French, Spanish, Irish, German and English – Danse, Baile, Damhsa, Tanzen, Dance.
I inked the lettering with modern calligraphy in a fresh, colourful style. The Irish language is one of the oldest languages in the world, Angelina takes this expressive heritage and styles it as contemporary, progressive and fun.