3 CATS DRESS MATERIALS SHWE SHWE
We’ve got some really exciting news! We now stock Shwe shwe fabric from South Africa. We are starting with a selection of 10 new prints from the Three Cats range.
Shweshwe or shwe shwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing and now for even more uses. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is now produced in a variety of colours and designs usually of intricate geometric patterns. It is also sometimes referred to as ‘German Print’, ‘Ujamani’ or ‘Blauwdruk’
Width: 90 cm (35 inches)
Length: Available by the meter
Weight: 158 grams
The name shweshwe is said to be derived from the fabric’s association with Lesotho’s King Moshoeshoe I, of the Basotho who was gifted with the fabric by French missionaries in the 1840s and subsequently popularised it.
The fabric is trademarked and is manufactured by Da Gama Textiles in the Zwelitsha township