Behind the Design: Monkeys!

Monkey 5Monkeys are everywhere in India! But beware, not all are as cute and friendly as they may seem. Some monkeys have been known to swipe your jacket or hat when you aren’t looking. These mischievous monkeys were the perfect inspiration for our playful graphics on our boys and little girls tees. See the story behind the inspiration…

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This moody monkey graphic is inspired by the monkeys in Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” stories are known as the Bandar-log. In Hindi, Bandar means “monkey” and log means “people.”

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This graphic tee is inspired by all the monkeys we saw in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state of Odisha. Bhubaneswar is said to have over 1,000 temples and is known as the Temple City of India. Monkeys run amok through out the streets and climb on top of buildings – great place to play “I spy with my little eye”. Near Jaipur, there is a temple called Ramgopalji, which has been named Monkey temple due to the large tribe of monkeys that live there.

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This graphic tee for baby girl features a graphic of a langur. A langur is a lanky, long-tailed monkey that calls India home. They spend most of their day on the ground and can spotted at temples or in local city gardens. There are 13 different kinds of monkeys found in India. (Bananas, huh?)