In 2001, maharishi launched their mhi label to have a greater appeal to the streetwear market. This mhi Sikh pattern was based on the Indian military’s “palm frond” pattern, and was designed in India by Blehcman alongside Showgato Chakraborty. This pattern showcases maharishi’s approach to pacifism. The pattern incorporates the om symbol to represent peace, yet also a kicking man silhouette. The kicking man icon was designed by French graffiti artist Brendan ‘Kaywan’ Backman and used in earlier Maharishi collections, and showcases Maharishi’s exploration of the duality of pacifism and military violence.
100% Kubrick, approximately 6cm tall