The theme of the woman warrior can be found in mythology, literature, films and popular culture as well as in history from antiquity to the present day. There are countless examples: the Amazons and Queen Cordelia, Britomart and Clorinda, Golden Swallow and Black Mamba, Xena and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joan of Arc, Queen Gwendolin and Caterina Sforza, just to name a few.
The lovely french drawing we’ve chosen for this t-shirt dates back to 1909, 15 years before women’s foil first competed at the Paris 1924 Olympics.
Since then the world has got used to women excelling in martial arts. And that’s what we wanted to celebrate.