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Fort Zeelandia Guyana Men's Short Sleeve Tee

Fort Zeelandia Guyana Men's Short Sleeve Tee

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Fort Zeelandia Guyana Men's Short Sleeve Tee

About The Art

Fort Zeelandia Guyana

Fort Zeelandia is located on Fort Island, a fluvial island of the Essequibo River delta in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana. Not to be confused with Fort Zeelandia in Paramaribo, Suriname, the current brick fort was built in 1743 for the Essequibo colony, replacing an earlier wooden fort built in 1726, and is among the oldest structures in Guyana. The fort replaced Fort Kyk-Over-Al as the capital of Essequibo in 1739.

The small fort is a 15 x 20 m structure surrounded by four ramparts at each corner. Constructed during the Dutch possession of the region, the fort was a vital defensive fortification strategically located at the mouth of the Essequibo River.

Construction of the fort commenced in 1740 and, with the labor of enslaved Africans, the structure was completed in 1743. Brick was baked on the spot and mortar and trass were imported from Barbados and the Netherlands. However, the entire complex was completed in 1749, since construction was delayed as a result of the shortage of building materials and labor. The completed structure was then christened Fort Zeelandia, after the County of Zeeland in the Netherlands, from which many of the original settlers had originated.

Product Details

Handmade with premium wear resistant fabric, this carefully crafted tee is a daily wardrobe essential. Dressed up or down, our Men's Tee offers complete comfort and style.

  • Soft, breathable fabric
  • Crewneck
  • Short sleeves
  • Double needle topstitch hem
  • Printed, cut, and handmade

Size & Fit

  • Standard fit
  • Moderate stretch
  • Hits at hip
  • Model is 6'2" wearing a size Medium
  • Model's chest size is 38"


Material & Care

  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • 95%Polyester, 5% Spandex, Jersey
  • Fabric weight: 5.60 oz/yd² (190g/m²) Imported
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