Ask and ye shall receive!
Several years ago James created this design for a paper lantern he carried during the first Krampuslauf Philadelphia. We have made this available as a poster, but the masses have demanded this design in wearable form, so who are we to deny them? The new new t-shirt features Krampus in silhouette with a naughty child in his basket on the front, and the traditional seasonal greeting of "Gruss vom Krampus" across the back.
For those unfamiliar with Krampus, he is a goat-like horned devil with a long red tongue traditionally associated with St. Nicholas — however, this kinky Germanic yuletide spirit's folklore tradition actually predates the Christian era. The people of Europe's alpine regions had been marking the annual arrival of Krampus for many centuries before the concept of Christmas came along, and well before a certain former bishop of Turkey stole the spotlight. Traditionally, Krampus serves to punish naughty children by whipping them with switches or tossing them in icy rivers. Krampus is the “bad cop” to St. Nick's “good cop”.
The shirts are a wonderfully soft cotton blend. The adult shirts are black, while the youth sizes are on a 'vintage black' — more like a charcoal grey. Sizes presently available are adult unisex XL, L, M, S, and XS as well as Youth M (tall kids could probably wear an XS).
Order now from the MundieArt Etsy shop!