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Yemen's Dragon Blood "Dam Al-Akhawain" Tree

Yemen's Dragon Blood "Dam Al-Akhawain" Tree

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In the island of Socotra, located off the coast of Yemen, an unusual flora growing on the island is the dragon’s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari). This tree features an upturned, densely packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella.  The tree gains its name because of the dark red resin, which flows from its trunk when cut and resembles blood.

According to folklore, the first dragon’s blood tree grew in the spot where two brothers, Darsa and Samha, fought each other to the death.  In Arabic, the tree is known as dam al akhawain, meaning “the blood of the two brothers”. Another story holds that the trees sprouted from the drops of blood shed by a dragon while it fought an elephant. 

Most trees draw water from the soil and up their roots to the leaves; dragon’s blood trees can also do the reverse, taking water from the air and passing it into the soil. The unique shape of the dragon’s blood tree is an adaptation to life in its arid environment, allowing the trees to capture moisture from the fog and clouds, a process called horizontal precipitation capture.

Source: The Guardian "Saving the dragon’s blood: how an island refused to let a legendary tree die out" By Jess Craig


    Materials

    All of our clothing run in Men's sizes!

    Are all your clothes embroidered? Yes

    T-shirt and Long sleeve: 100% Cotton

    Crewneck and Hoodies: 60% Cotton/40% Polyester

    • Classic Cut for Roomier Fit
    • Double-needle cuffs and waistband for extra durability 
    • Set-in sleeves for a relaxed fit
    • Soft feel and reduced pilling for no loose threads

    Care Instructions

    • turn the item inside out to protect the embroidery.
    • try to not wash the item with other clothing that might cause damage, such as zippers or buttons.
    • choose a mild detergent. 
    • if possible, allow the item to air dry. This will prevent any shrinking that might occur.
    • if the embroidery features bright colors, a gentle wash in cold water can reduce the chance of colors bleeding.

    Shipping & Returns

    Our products are customizable so we have very limited options for returns, but we will accept returns if the item arrived defective. Please email us with "Refund" on the subject field in ourcontact us page.

    It typically takes about 1-2 weeks to process your order and an additional 3-4 days to ship (domestically). International shipping may take an additional week.

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