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‘Senetjer’ fitted cotton t-shirt


  • 100% cotton t-shirt, available in six colours
  • Front design is an exclusive photograph of a scene from the Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • Unique t-shirt design will make you stand out from the crowd
  • Shipped worldwide
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Divinity, purification, cleansing, beauty

In this scene from the Book of the Dead, the lady Tjawtayundenit is offering burning incense to the gods. Incense was a most prized and luxurious commodity in ancient Egypt, and was believed to purify the air with its sweet, pungent smell. The Egyptian word for incense was snTr, senetjer, meaning ‘to make divine’.

And now you can show off your Egyptology geekery with this gorgeously soft and comfy, yet stylish cotton t-shirt.

It’ll pair fantastically with your favourite jeans or with sports leggings for the gym or your yoga class.

The design is printed using the direct to garment method, meaning you get amazing detail and colours. However, you should wash at 30º to keep the design looking as good as the day it arrived on your doorstep.

If you love this image but would like it in another format (mug, poster etc), please drop me a line at julia@tetisheri.co.uk.

This scene is a detail from a page of the Book of the Dead funerary text. It has been photographed using a macro lens to bring out the detail in the brush strokes and lit to highlight the texture of the papyrus. It’s from the collection at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool (accession number E.507(1)). The owner of the manuscript was a woman called Tjawtayundenit, a songstress of Amun-Re, who lived in Egypt during the 21st Dynasty (1069–945 BC).

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Ethical and environmental impact

Each t-shirt is printed to order, usually dispatched within three working days. This means that resources are used only as and when needed.

The t-shirts are manufactured in Bangladesh by a company overseen by the Fair Wear Foundation, meaning the workers are treated with respect and dignity, in safe and secure buildings.

The cotton production is as ecological as possible, minimising water use, using crop rotation to maximise soil health and fertility, and recycles waste products from the plant into animal feed.

Both t-shirts and inks are free from harmful chemicals and animal products, making them vegan-friendly and eco-friendly.

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