Asian Art Zip Up Hoodie, Lightweight Fall Hoodie, Harajuku Style, Plus size hoodie

Embrace the mystique of ancient warriors and modern Harajuku street fashion in one exquisite garment. Featuring an authentic artwork of the legendary Guan Yu from The Met Museum's collection, this hoodie embodies the essence of timeless art and contemporary style.

Premium Blend of Comfort and Durability: Crafted with a blend of 95% polyester and 5% spandex, you're not only donning a piece of art but also the promise of lasting comfort.

Visible Nylon Zipper Front Closure: This distinct feature not only enhances its retro appeal but also ensures ease of wear, giving you the freedom to style it as you please.

High Definition Printing: Every intricate detail of Guan Yu's artwork, down to the lavish use of mineral pigments, comes alive, making every wear an homage to both art and history.

Soft Hand Feel with Two-Way Stretch: The fabric's soft touch, paired with its flexibility, ensures that every motion you make is fluid, much like the graceful strokes of ancient Chinese brushwork.

Guan Yu, renowned for his valor and later venerated as a saint, serves as a powerful symbol from the past. This painting, from a set of religious images for rituals, is not just an artwork but a testament to craft, detail, and a vibrant historical tapestry. The inscription linking it to the imperial workshop only amplifies its significance, making this hoodie more than fashion—it's a story, a legacy.

Remember, this piece is handcrafted for art connoisseurs like you. Kindly allow 4-8 business days for us to perfect this creation. Orders made before midnight will be added to the following day's artistic endeavours.

(Some extra information about the subject and art)

Guan Yu (d. A.D. 219), a warrior of the late Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) renowned for his valor and faithfulness, was later venerated as a saint in the Daoist pantheon. Elevated to the rank of emperor (di) by the Wanli emperor (r. 1573-1620) of the Ming dynasty, Guandi, as he was thenceforth known, served as a virtual patron saint of the Manchu rulers of the Qing dynasty, who erected numerous shrines in his honor throughout China. In this image, Emperor Guan is shown descending from the heavens accompanied by his two attendants. He is identified by an inscription written in gold in the upper right: "Overseer of the Gate, Sage-Emperor Lord Guan."

The painting, which comes from a set of religious images used in "water and land" (shuilu) rituals, is distinguished by its high level of craftsmanship, intricate detail, and lavish use of mineral pigments. An inscription in the lower right, "Respectfully commissioned by the imperial prince Zhuang," shows that the painting was the product of the imperial workshop. Judging from its style, it was probably commissioned by the first holder of that title, the powerful Manchu prince Boggodo (1650-1723), whose grandfather Abahai (1592-1643), was the Qing dynasty founder.