Dear Dragon’s Divinity By Francheska
This design is part of the shirt design challenge Huey's Quest: Fruit of the Dragon that continues until February 22nd, 2023. This shirt is a preorder and will ship after the contest ends if the design reaches over 10 sales. If the design doesn't reach the minimum, all orders will be refunded. Let's support these artists so everyone has a successful quest!
Although nearly lost with time, dragons are abundant in Filipino folklore and spirituality. Stories of Filipino dragons usually carry the motifs of divinity, destiny, and especially nature. I wanted to ornately visualize these themes in this design while drawing inspiration from traditional Filipino textile patterns and architecture, where dragon designs can be commonly found. The bottom center sigil is my interpretation of the word tadhana, meaning destiny, in baybayin or pre-colonial Filipino script. As a Filipina, I hope that with this shirt a rare piece of history continues to be remembered and appreciated by modern times.
Thank you for supporting the quest!