Juneteenth 2 ∞ Tee — Grit Gray
Juneteenth 2 ∞
This t-shirt, the first from KHIRY studio, is a blend of red, white, and blue hues intertwined with spiked emblems, penciled words, and golden droplets to harmonize behind a signature KHIRY motif: an onyx infinite loop. Finished with an embroidered Khartoum logo at the top corner.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the United States. It marks the day, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, when in Galveston Union soldiers fully put down rebelling Texas Confederate soldiers who were fighting to preserve slavery. Instead of thinking of this as a day to commemorate the supposed rescue of enslaved folks by policy or even military might at the hands of white folks, we honor the 179,000 Black Union soldiers who comprised approximately 10% of the Union army, and to remember that we have always had a central role in creating our own freedom.
Jameel designed this graphic last year while reflecting on the role that Black Union soldiers played during the American Civil War. With structural shapes, embroidered textures, and the written words “US FREE,” the shirt’s design represents the violent reality of what it takes to create Black liberation.
Featuring a direct-to-garment embroidered print designed by Creative Director,
Jameel Mohammed. Made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton for a soft, structured feel.
To preserve the saturated colors and delicate embroidery, we recommend gently washing on a cold cycle and hanging flat to dry.
Model in first photo is wearing a size medium. All t-shirts are unisex.